D-Bus Spec change: dashes in interface names
hp at redhat.com
Sun Oct 15 11:21:08 PDT 2006
Thiago Macieira wrote:
> The D-Bus Specification says this about interfaces:
> * Each element must only contain the ASCII characters "[A-Z][a-z][0-9]_"
> and must not begin with a digit.
> DNS Domain names in ASCII are restricted to LDH - Letters, Digits,
> Hyphens. However, the spec forbids interfaces like
> org.my-organisation.Interface. On the other hand, underscores are
> permitted. Is there any strong reason why this is so?
> If not, I ask for the change to be implemented as soon as possible, before
I think I was trying to have only either hyphens or underscores, because
otherwise you always get a mix of naming conventions - e.g. in filenames
people seem to choose one or the other by flipping a coin.
We forbid other valid domain name characters also, though I grant hyphen
is likely by far the most common. I would guess Java packages also can't
have hyphen, though, right? What do people do then?
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