Repo/directory names (was Re: Python and IDEs [was Re: Python 3 is killing Python])

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Jul 20 02:59:48 CEST 2014

On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:41 AM, Tim Delaney
<timothy.c.delaney at> wrote:
> On 20 July 2014 09:19, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
>> That said, though, there are some projects so modest they don't
>> require dedicated repositories. I have a repo called "shed" - it's a
>> collection of random tools that I've put together, no more logical
>> grouping exists.
> Agreed. I have a "utils" one - but I do like "shed" and think I'm going to
> rename :)

I first met that name on our old DOS and OS/2 systems, set up by my
Dad. It was a directory on whichever drive was appropriate (exactly
one per installation - we wouldn't risk a network dependency here),
and had programs that would probably go in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin
on a Unix system. Part of setting up a new OS/2 installation was
always copying E:\SHED (the network drive) to D:\SHED, and putting
D:\SHED\NPSWPS\NPSWPS.EXE into Startup. (NPS WPS Enhancer, awesome
program. If you have OS/2, get it. What, you don't have OS/2 anywhere?
What a surprise.)

Other people had, for instance, a C:\BELFRY (best place to have BATs,
you know), or other such names. What's your favorite
directory/repository name for a concretion of ... random stuff?


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