cvs commit: ports/editors Makefile ports/editors/omegaT Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist ports/editors/omegaT/files

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Tue Jul 8 20:58:24 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 09:06:02PM +0200, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> | On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 01:04:27PM +0000, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> |> gahr        2008-07-08 13:04:27 UTC
> |>
> |>   FreeBSD ports repository
> |>
> |>   Modified files:
> |>     editors              Makefile
> |>   Added files:
> |>     editors/omegaT       Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist
> |>     editors/omegaT/files
> |>   Log:
> |>   - New port: omegaT - a free translation memory application
> |
> | Can we please please please stop adding ports with uppercase letters in
> | their name (with a few notable exceptions, e.g. p5-FooBar and other
> | scripting tongues "batteries").
> |
> | May I ask you to readd it as `omegat' please?
> No, you may not, unless you provide a good argument against the port
> name I've chosen.

It's just about that most ports names are all lowercase (and this is
perfectly fine) and seeing capital letter is somewhat annoying.  I was
also under impression that this name was chosen by original submitter,
not particularly you.

If you search the archives for "Can we please please please stop adding
ports ..." phrase you'll find that I've send it in the past for a number
of occasions, and usually people had agreed.

Also, I'm not sure how many ports have *last* letter or their name
capital, but I can't recall any of top off my head.  To me, it looks
kinda ugly.

> You may also want to send a similar email to the maintainers of the 3842
> other ports with uppercase letter in their names, for the sake of
> completeness.

Yes, to tell you the truth, I'm periodically thinking about this.
However, I'm not sure how to handle it the best way.  Also, when port
had just been added, it's far simpler to rename it as there's no
repocopy required, since there's no history to preserve.

> P.S. you're really starting to tease me.

I'm sorry you feel this way.  To elaborate: I'm periodically picking
some interesting commits (e.g., a port a care about, or description
catches my eye, or something else) and take a look at actual diffs.
I've noticed that last couple of my comments were addressed at your
work, and I felt a bit embarrassed about it.  Please don't be offended.
FWIW, I didn't get any reply from you, so I'm not sure what did you
think about the issues I pointed out.  Bottom line: I'm not picking
deliberately on you (or anyone else).

I've been told already, that despite how polite one tries to sound,
people don't really care for reviews unless there's something utterly
wrong with particular commit.  Obviously, style nits do not fall in this
category.  Thus far, I think I can just stop pointing out anything to
people, leaving tinderbox' do their job, unless I know they care for
style and aesthetics.  Let's just all have fun we're trying to here.

To a certain degree, this is sad, but true.


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