[Mono-list] Binaries naming

Pavlica, Nick Nick.Pavlica@echostar.com
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:52:37 -0600

I like this suggestion!  This naming consistency would have definitely
made my first experience with Mono better because it would have helped
reduce the learning curve.  And in my opinion, any time you can build in
consistency it's a good thing.  Just look at some of the problems with
swing/awt :)   

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 05:12, Asier Llano Palacios wrote:
> Hello,
> I've bin thinking about the names of the executables and found the following
> two cosmetic problems.
> a) Unconsistent naming, some of the including an 'm' at the beginning, some
> of them 'mono' and some of them nothing at all.
> 	mcs: for the compiler
> 	mono: for the jit
> 	mint: for the interpreter
> 	ilasm: for the assembler
> 	monodis: for the disassembler
> 	monodoc: for the documentation
> 	....
> b) Distributions make pnet and mono block each other just because of sharing
> the name of 'ilasm'. Although I'm not a fan of pnet it is a pity to block
> each other for sharing just the name of one executable.
> c) Windows people ask for tools that already exist, because they don't know
> the mono's name of the same tool. (I was thinking about a mail asking for
> the disassembler).
> I know that it would be a little change in source, but a big change in the
> documentation, in the working of the people and packaging. But, I was
> thinking that if the change is proposed, the sooner, the better.
> (Once Mono 1.0 is released, it is clearly too late).
> Just I was thinking that it would be better if for Mono 1.0 the executables
> would be called:
> 	mcsc: for the compiler
> 	mjit: for the jit
> 	mint: for the interpreter
> 	milasm: for the assembler
> 	mdoc: for the documentation
> 	....
> I think it would make everything more consistent and easier for people to
> start working with mono. 
> Don't you think it would look as a more organized framework?
> I know it would be a hard job, so don't blame me just for thinking. I'm open
> to hear your thoughts.
> Asier Llano
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