[pkg-go] Proposal: extending package names to always be fully specified

Michael Hudson-Doyle michael.hudson at canonical.com
Tue Jun 16 01:01:01 UTC 2015

This all makes sense to me, at least (less thinking == better).  Will
you update http://pkg-go.alioth.debian.org/packaging.html soon?


On 10 June 2015 at 21:40, Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg at debian.org> wrote:
> Hey,
> this was discussed a while ago in the #debian-golang IRC channel:
> Since Debian Go packages are not used by actual Go developers, but just for
> specifying dependencies for Debian packages, it might be a better choice to
> change our naming schema (see
> http://pkg-go.alioth.debian.org/packaging.html) for library packages to
> always use the full path, i.e. use
> “golang-github.com-stapelberg-godebiancontrol” instead of
> “golang-godebiancontrol”.
> A point that makes this change attractive is not only that humans have an
> easier time finding the Go libraries they are looking for, but also that it
> significantly simplifies automated tools such as dh-make-golang (which I’m
> currently working on).
> If I don’t hear any objections until this Saturday, I’ll try to come up with
> a script which does the transition.
> Thanks,
> --
> Best regards,
> Michael
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