Subject: Re: sms - naming convention
To: Tomasz Luchowski <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/23/2001 09:17:10
On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Tomasz Luchowski wrote:

> I'd like to import "sms" to packages collection -
> "Utility for sending SMS to mobile phones to Polish GSM networks".

What does that mean?

> Author calls it "sms", but I think this name is too generic to be
> used in pkgsrc. How shall I call it then? polsms? smspl? (I like 'smspl'
> most)

There are lots of packages (and unix binaries) with cryptic two and
three letter names. Your proposed new name makes no more sense to me
than the original name, while it makes it more difficult for someone
who does know what "sms" is to find the package.

> And about the binary... it installs itself to ${PREFIX}/bin/sms -
> I hope there's nothing wrong with this cause no package from pkgsrc
> installs that file.. but I'd like to hear other's opinions.