Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Sun, 4 Sep 2005, Horst von Brand wrote:
>> > I had the same opinion.  The counter-argument people raised when
>> > this topic came up on the list was that it would help grepping
>> > in the source tree.
>> Grepping for what?
> Grepping for strings.
> For example, when renaming a binary, the sane way to check that you fixed 
> all users right now is
>       grep old-binary-name *.c *.h *-scripts
> and you catch all users.
> In contrast, "grep *" will catch totally uninteresting patterns like 
> object files etc.
> I personally find that very useful, and I don't see _any_ point to naming 
> by what _kind_ of interpreter you use. Why would _anybody_ care whether 
> something is written in perl vs shell? There's no reason to name things by 
> the interpreter.

But to the users (like myself), there's no point in naming it by
whether it's a script or a binary.  Since, as a user, I couldn't care
less that git-foobar is a shell script, I don't want to pollute the
command name space with "-script" suffixes.  Calling the command
git-foobar makes much more sense, and allows us to reimplement the
scripts as binaries, or whatever.

So your argument that it makes it easier for git developers to work
with the source doesn't help the user.

The consequence is maybe that the scripts should be called *-script in
the source, but be installed without the suffix?

David Kågedal

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