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From: Carlo Strozzi <carlos@scriptaworks.com>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: rc 1.6 $version
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:12:26 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20020327221226.A25153@strozzi.it> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20020327132716.23114.qmail@happy.star.le.ac.uk>; from tjg@star.le.ac.uk on Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 08:27:16AM -0500

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 08:27:16AM -0500, Tim Goodwin wrote:
> > is there any way that $version could be changed either
> > to not be so magic (i.e. assigned at startup time) or
> > better something like _rc_version_.
> The `version' variable was introduced in rc-1.6b1 (replacing the `-V'
> flag, which itself was new in rc-1.5b4).  Thus, it's never been in a
> full release.  Thus, I'm prepared to change it :-).
> Any objections to `rc_version'?

rc already has a few reserved variable names, like $pid, $bqstatus,
$status, and so on. Others, like $version, could be added in the
future. It would be nice to have a naming-convention for reserved names,
so that one knows in advance what names should be left alone.
The proposed `rc_version' is ok, and my suggestion is to set the `rc_'
prefix aside for rc reserved variables. We would then have rc_path,
rc_home, rc_whatever. Of course, for backward compatibility we will
continue to have also $pid, $path and that, but from now on there
whould at least be a standard for any new rc needs, and that
could be documented in the man page. Since rc supports 'funny'
characters in names, the reserved ones could even be 'rc.something',
so that they are even more peculiar. Just my two-cent.

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  reply	other threads:[~2002-03-27 23:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-03-14 22:37 erik quanstrom
2002-03-27 13:27 ` Tim Goodwin
2002-03-27 21:12   ` Carlo Strozzi [this message]
2002-03-30 18:43     ` Paul Haahr
2002-03-31 15:13       ` Carlo Strozzi
2002-04-03 14:31       ` Tim Goodwin
2002-04-03 15:06         ` Paul Haahr
2002-04-04 10:04       ` Tim Goodwin
2002-04-04 21:42         ` Scott Schwartz
2002-04-04 21:54 Byron Rakitzis
2002-04-05  8:35 ` Tim Goodwin
2002-04-05  1:38 Smarasderagd

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