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Re: Renaming proposal

From: Dustin J. Mitchell
Subject: Re: Renaming proposal
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 22:08:23 -0400

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Reuben Thomas<address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm happy to do some mass renaming if that doesn't upset anyone, as
> discussed before. I have a concrete proposal: I shall change all
> "author initials" prefixes to "ax_", change "ac_" to "ax_", and add
> "ax_" to any macro that doesn't currently have an "ac_", "ax_", or
> "author initials" prefix.
> I would expect to commit this one prefix at a time, i.e. one per
> author, one for ac_ and one for "no prefix", to minimise the effect of
> errors, and to notify the list after the first commit (to allow
> review) and then again after the last.

This is a big change that will break lots of backward compatibility --
unless I've missed something?

I think that instead of renaming, we should seize the opportunity to
write *better* AX_xx versions, and deprecate those with incorrect
names with some date for their removal.  The aatool can help with such


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