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- Subject: Re: Lua Ecosystem
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:45:42 -0500
It was thus said that the Great Dirk Laurie once stated:
> 2013/11/23 Pierre Chapuis <email@example.com>:
> > My slides are online on
> > http://files.catwell.info/presentations/2013-11-lua-workshop-lua-ecosystem/
> > with updated Perl numbers.
> I've looked at them, especially the slide comparing the number of rocks to
> packages available for Ruby etc. And I say that if there are over 60000
> packages in an ecosystem, there might as well be none. You'll never find
> the needle you need in such a haystack.
I too, looked at the slides, and I'm curious about this:
Not sure if [Mike Pall] proposes organizational prefixes a la Java.
If yes, I do not like the idea.
What about organizational prefixes don't you (that is, Pierre, not Dirk)
don't like about such prefixes?
I picked an organizational prefix because I found it unique; that is,
there's less likelyhood of a conflict because I named my module
"org.conman.foo". The domain name system is already centralized, so I'm
leveraging that work with zero effort. And as I see it, any other system
that is proposed will have to necessarily require a centralized authority to
assign namespaces to prevent collisions.
Unless, of course, you decide to use randomly generated UUIDs as a module
prefix (I kid! I kid!)