Renamed Haskell Applications

Ashish SHUKLA wahjava at
Wed Jun 2 16:26:19 UTC 2010

Dmitry Marakasov writes:
> * Ashish SHUKLA ( at wrote:

>> > I strictly object to adding hs- prefix to end-user applications like
>> > darcs and xmonad, because it's a huge POLA violation. Users do not care
>> > what the application is written in, they just search for
>> > devel/{svn,mercurial,darcs} and x11-wm/{xmonad,icewm}, and should find
>> > these ports in the expected places. We don't prefix mercurial with
>> > py- and icewm with c-, similarily we shouldn't prefix darcs et al with
>> > hs-. Modules that are used only for development and as dependencies is a
>> > whole different thing, and definitely are what prefixes are for.
>> I agree with you, but by a pre-existing convention (not carved in stone
>> anywhere, AFAIK) in FreeBSD, I prefer keeping ports prefixed with
>> 'hs-'. 
>> 1. Padre, which is an editor hacked in Perl is available from a port named
>> 'p5-Padre'.
>> 2. SpamAssassin, an anti-spam filter is available as 'p5-Mail-SpamAssassin'.
>> 3. Pencil which is a mockup based out-of firefox is available as
>> 'www/xpi-pencil', which even doesn't have anything to do with World Wide
>> Web except that it runs in a www browser, still has name/category like
>> that.
>> 4.  Conkeror, the web browser is available as 'xpi-conkeror'.

> Those all should probably be fixed.

Fine, I completely agree with you now. So lets file PRs for renaming them.


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