On 03/05/12 19:51, Jonathan Nieder wrote: . Which package should use the name "node" in the long term? What > can we do to ensure that happens eventually? > > (My answer is that I hope that neither uses the name "node" in > the long term.)
Exactly. It's a stupidly common term, probably only slightly better than calling it "program".
I don't buy into this idea that changing it will break all sorts of legacy scripts. If they are that fragile and undocumented, *get rid of them*! Undocumented fragile code is a liability. Kill it now, under "known" circumstances, and fix it up properly.