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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] [autoindex] Formal review of AutoIndex
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-16 06:54:17

>> > About the name: the tool is called AutoIndex. The executable is called
>>auto_index. We have to use it in the Jamfile by auto-index. The doc
>>this a bit by stating "full-path-of-executable-auto-index.exe" and also
>>mentioning autoindex.exe (tutorial/configure)
>> Nod. I got a bit skitzophenic about the name. Will fix.
> Small point...
> I would be better to call Boost tools with some Boost prefix "namespace"
> like boost_auto_index.exe or at leaset bauto_index similary to bjam or to
> bcp.
> Rationale, auto_index /autoindex is something too general that may collide
> with
> other
> programs for example all GNU autotools start with auto - autoconf,
> automake,
> autoXXX. So
> one day there may be autoindex.
> I'd suggest to use "boost" namespace like name for executables as well
> so it would not collide with other installed programs.
> It is especially critical for single root OS like Linux and other Unixes
> where
> all programs go to /usr/bin and then collisions can easily happen.

Good points all, John.

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