Bug#499128: no re.pl installed with libdevel-repl-perl
dmn at debian.org
Wed Sep 17 13:27:44 UTC 2008
-=| gregor herrmann, Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 02:43:51PM +0200 |=-
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 14:44:03 +0300, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> > > > For what it's worth, here's a comment from 'mst' the author of the
> > > > module.
> > > > "the .pl in re.pl shouldn't be considered to be a suffix, it's simply
> > > > part of the name of the script"
> > > Right, in this case that might be a valid reason for an exception.
> > I somehow don't believe that the dot is also part of the name. The dot
> > is there to emphasize on the fact that this is a Perl implementation,
> > contrary to what the Policy suggests.
> I think that this is a play on words: Devel::REPL -> REPL -> re.pl.
And why not r.epl or rep.l? :) Because .pl brings quite e meaning and
I think this is intentional.
> But of course "repl" would also be possible, and I'm still not
> convinced that a basically one-line script is that helpful in
> /usr/bin (and then there's still the missing manpage).
dam JabberID: dam at jabber.minus273.org
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