Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/exim
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2005 18:13:56
Roland Illig wrote:
>> As far as I can see, '-' is used to separate the package name from the 
>> option name while '_' is used to separate multiple words in an option 
>> name. I don't see anything to check here.

s/As far as I can see/I would like to see that/ ;)

David Brownlee wrote:
>     Some packages use '-' to separate multiple words in an option
>     name. In fact I just changed exim from '_' to '-' to be more
>     consistant with some other packages I checked. I'm happy to
>     change it back, but we should have a (loud) standard and
>     it should be checked by pkglint.

There are packages that have dashes in the name. So there would be an 
ambiguity for options consisting of three or more words. That's why I'd 
like to see '-' as package-separator only.