On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 12:31 AM, Josh Saddler <email@example.com> wrote:
> Alec Warner wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Joe Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Donnie Berkholz wrote:
>>>> I actually object to having crap in dev-python, because things should be
>>>> categorized functionally instead of by the language they're implemented
>>>> in. 90% of the time you don't care about the language. But category
>>>> moves are pretty much pointless, so I don't normally bring it up.
>>> Do you mean it is pointless because categories are pointless, or because
>>> it is not worth the trouble of doing the move? I assume we inherited
>>> the category idea from fbsd ports.
>> It is pointless because we should probably have tags; not categories.
>> It is akin to the Section header in a debian control file.
>>  http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-subsections
> Tags instead of categories . . . Now here's a very interesting idea, indeed.
> Has there ever been a proposal like this for Gentoo?
> I think we could improve on the Debian way of doing (sub)sections And I
> think that a good system of tags would do better than most distros which
> have a fairly limited set of arbitrary categories (like desktop, system,
> utils; who knows what the heck those last two mean, anyway?) But blog-style
> multiple tags might be very, very nice, if we could agree on a set of tags
> to use, without trapping ourselves into some of the weirder categorization
> used by other distros, like Slackware's arcane alphabetic system.
> Tags . . . I like the idea. I like it a lot. Thoughts? Exciting? Or is it an
> old issue, and I'm 5 years late to the party.
Probably more than 5...
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