Single-Letter Port Names

Christopher Vance vance at
Mon Apr 19 19:10:35 PDT 2004

On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 08:26:56PM -0400, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
>prebuilt R packages, but it's annoying to mangle the port name just for a 
>runtime-adjustable default paper size.  The name "R" would seem so much 
>cleaner.  Those who need A4 size paper can build the port accordingly, or 
>adjust it after a package has been installed.

If you're reducing this to a single package, please do not have it
default to *any* size, but require all users to set their size by some
means at install or run time.  An environment variable in /etc/profile
(or similar) should be good enough for this, and could possibly
benefit other ports too.

Many of us hate the parochial assumption that the standard paper size
in almost every country in the world should be ignored in favour of
the one used in less than a handful.

Christopher Vance

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