Package naming dilemma

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Aug 14 14:57:00 GMT 2006


On 14 August 2006 14:17, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 08:47:04PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Incidentally, it's also part of my plan to maintain it with the old
>> cygwin make DOS path-handling patches, which I hope will satisfy a lot
>> of the current complaints on the main list.  :D
> 
> I'm not too wild about having two different makes with two different
> capabilities in the distribution.
> 
> cgf


  <shrugs>  I was proposing to take all those dos-path-handling gripes off
your shoulders.  If that seems like too much trouble, I don't need to.  remake
can install alongside standard make without any conflicts.  I don't see why
this should be inherently any more confusing than having both make and scons
in the distro; they're two separate packages with differing names and similar
functionality.

  Put it another way: what kind of confusion or other problem could you see
arising?  Perhaps I can think of a way to mitigate it.

    cheers,
      DaveK
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