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Re: HEADS UP: converters/p5-jcode -> converters/jcode-perl

On May 29, 2007, at 11:29 PM, James K. Lowden wrote:

Amitai Schlair wrote:
FYI, as another step toward enabling pkgsrc to be checked out on case-
insensitive file systems, the p5-jcode package has been renamed to

Does it have to lose the p5 prefix? I frequently look for Perl packages
with */p5*.  I don't know of a better way.

The p5 prefix usually carries the connotation of a proper Perl 5 module, which this is not. There is also a p5-Jcode, with a capital J, and that one is a Perl 5 module (and has been left as is). My understanding from the recent discussion on this topic is that jcode- perl is still being used by various people and scripts, but p5-Jcode is preferred for new code. For these two reasons, in a battle of [Jj] codes, the capital one won.

I chose the "-perl" suffix for the loser because there's some prior art for that in pkgsrc. So you might want to include that in your lookings. This also might help:

pkgsrc$ grep -l '^CATEGORIES.*perl5' */*/Makefile*

It turns up quite a bit of stuff, including jcode-perl.

- Amitai

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