[openstack-dev] Fwd: Fwd: Debian people don't like bash8 as a project name (Bug#748383: ITP: bash8 -- bash script style guide checker)

Kyle Mestery mestery at noironetworks.com
Fri Jun 13 19:30:34 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 2:01 PM, Mathew R Odden <mrodden at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> I am surprised this became a concern so quickly, but I do understand the
> strangeness of installing a 'bash8' binary on command line. I'm fine with
> renaming to 'bashate' or 'bash_tidy', but renames can take some time to work
> through all the references.
> Apparently Sean and I both thought of the 'bashate' name independently (from
> gpb => jeepyb) but I wasn't to keen on the idea since it isn't very
> descriptive. 'bash-tidy' makes more sense but we can't use dashes in python
> package names :(
> My vote would be for 'bashate' still, since  I think that would be the
> easiest to transition to from the current name.
When I first saw bashate, my eyes focused on "hate" in there for some
reason. Not sure if others noticed this, but my advice would be to
stay away from it for that reason. basheight has the same euphemism
without the harshness, IMHO. Though now that I type this, I do see
"height" in there, though it's less offensive than "hate".


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