Well, while I don't like a lot of typing, I really hate ambiguity.
At the risk of annoying some people, I think the idea of using the reverse
domain name in packages is a good idea to avoid any potential problems.
But then maybe I'm just being contrary today... ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Engelhart [mailto:mengelhart@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:41 AM
> To: Ian Bicking
> Cc: Webware discuss
> Subject: Re: Re: [Webware-discuss] packaging
> Alrighty then - today is the day I stop hating myself for registering
> my long winded domain!!
> No longer will my packages be so ridiculous!
> Maybe I can actually get some work done without having to type such
> long package names!
> On Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at 01:33 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-10-29 at 09:02, Michael Engelhart wrote:
> >> So maybe I won't get kicked off the list for using
> >> com.katahdinsoftware.util for my utility classes?? :-)
> > No, we'd never kick you off the list for something like
> that ;) But
> > all
> > the Python people here and everywhere will look at you funny. Sure,
> > DBPool isn't very unique, but MiscUtils.DBPool is fairly
> unique... and
> > actually Tavis feels we should use something more unique in
> the case of
> > MiscUtils and WebUtils (and I don't disagree -- though as long as
> > Webware isn't globally visible it doesn't matter). In practice I
> > really
> > haven't encountered this problem with Webware or elsewhere.
> > The Python community is more open than the Java community
> -- if someone
> > is already using a name, chances are we'll notice at some
> point before
> > too long. And if they're being private about it, then the
> first one
> > who
> > goes public gets dibs ;) There's not big commercial
> interests creating
> > software and releasing it in one big chunk to the world,
> and there's no
> > underlying desire to cause programmer lock-in, and there's
> no fear of
> > doing a little editing when conflicts do occur. It's not
> that hard to
> > change names -- it's easier than typing com.katadinsoftware.util :)
> > (See, I already got it wrong!)
> > Ian
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