[spambayes-dev] Re: [Spambayes] Big changes to cvs
tim.one at comcast.net
Sun Sep 7 21:59:27 EDT 2003
>> I'm unclear on why it was thought desirable to uglify all the names,
> Blame Greg Ward, it was his idea ;) The reason is (quoted from Alex):
> "the issue is namespace pollution. The gist of the argument is that
> if we use such generic names, then future people will be barred from
> using equally generic names... but we have no more right to those
> names than those other people, so we should not pre-emptively take
> the names."
Is this some context where it's not allowed to access spambayes scripts from
a spambayes directory? Or were Greg/Alex worried about preventing future
spambayes developers from using "nice names" because former spambayes
developers already used them?
No, I don't really want to know the answer <wink>.
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