Dashes and underscores in desktop file IDs

Simon McVittie smcv at collabora.com
Wed Oct 11 12:58:26 UTC 2017

On Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at 08:38:54 -0400, rhkramer at gmail.com wrote:
> > If there is consensus that the recommendation should be dashes and not
> > underscores, I'd be willing to go with that instead, but I think we
> > should pick one.
> I'd like to cast a vote in favor of dashes instead of underscores, primarily 
> because (at least on US keyboards), typing an underscore requires pressing 
> <shift> while typing a dash does not.

Sorry, but I think the syntactic restrictions in various protocols
and specifications (some of which would be an API/ABI break to change)
should be a more important consideration here than ease of typing.


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