On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 07:57:13PM +0200, Miro Hrončok wrote:
On 29. 04. 20 19:50, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>>I don't agree that "python3.9" as a package name annoys humans or
>>break automation scripts. How does it?
>As soon as you have a different naming convention for numeric and non
>numeric qualifiers all the code that manipulates your package names
>must test if the qualifier is numeric or not, to add the hyphen or not.
>It is much simpler to just assume -<qualifier> everywhere, without
>testing <qualifier> in any way.
>will create foo-XXX by default, and not ask you to split hairs and test
>if XXX is numeric or not (yes the hyphen separator is built in rpm core
What you say is true. I still don't agree that "python3.9" as a
package name annoys humans. And I don't understand what kind of
automation are we talking about that needs to parse the "3.9" part
and figure out it is a "qualifier".
Such automation is broken anyway, because it cannot tell if
python-requests is a Python library or a Python "qualifier".
Yep, having a dash there would create potential conflicts with python
modules names. And it would be confusing for users, who wouldn't know
if python-latest is a the module 'latest' or not.
+1 to the renaming as proposed.