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Subject: Re: [boost] Submodule name mismatches between master and develop
From: Louis Dionne (ldionne.2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-05 19:43:10

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> On 4 August 2017 at 13:44, Peter Dimov via Boost <

> boost_at_.boost

> > wrote:
>> There are also libs/hana and libs/metaparse, which have consistent
>> (although
>> "wrong") names on both master and develop. Not sure if we need to bother
>> with them.
> I wouldn't bother. What the names are is mostly irrelevant, they're
> mainly used as internal identifiers. Having them change arbitrarily in
> the history is more likely to cause a problem than not following a
> naming convention. It's very easy for scripts to handle the names, and
> users aren't normally aware of them.

Not everything is about minimizing the risk for causing problems (especially
when it's almost inexistent, like here). IMO, consistency is much more
important, even if it's just for the sake of it because they're just
internal names. I've asked Peter to change Hana and Metaparse as well on his


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