Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/exim
To: Roland Illig <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2005 17:24:57
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Roland Illig wrote:

> 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.

 	I would be very happy to support this. If no-one objects I'll
 	switch exim across to this tomorrow. Roland, care to update
 	the docs? :)

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --