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Re: When is it appropriate to rename a file?

From: Jesse Gibbons
Subject: Re: When is it appropriate to rename a file?
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:18:53 -0600

>Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:21:47 -0600
>From: ison <address@hidden>
>To: Jesse Gibbons <address@hidden>
>Cc: address@hidden
>Subject: Re: When is it appropriate to rename a file?
>Message-ID: <20190616182146.asihmoclm4yghh6p@cf0>
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>I'm not by any means the one who should be answering this question, but
>just wanted to throw the idea out there that perhaps such things are
>best saved for major version changes.
>Because it would require every user to rethink the modules they're
>using in their system config.scm
Look at some of these examples: guile-wm jrnl musl sl wv
How many users would put these in their config.scm?
>(and possibly packages that aren't installed with "system" would have
>to be re-installed manually).
I have a package and moved it to a different module. I haven't needed
to reinstall manually, and I upgraded it with a simple call to "guix
>So perhaps on Guix 2.0, 3.0, etc. is when it would be acceptable to do
>house cleaning like renaming modules.
Major changes that break over 1200 packages are pushed every 2.5 months
or so according to the manual. Why should module refactoring be pushed
more rarely?

After much thought, I think I will make a new module for a new category
of package when the need arises and leave module cleanup to the

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