[Rubygems-developers] Suggestion: RAA-like meta-data
gsinclair at soyabean.com.au
Mon Mar 22 02:12:06 EST 2004
On Monday, March 22, 2004, 1:07:52 AM, Chad wrote:
>> I'm in favor of the keywords approach. Categories always feel clunky,
>> since it's not always black-and-white as to where a package belongs.
>> However, allowing developers to choose their own keywords could be
>> detrimental, too. That could be allowed, but there should be a set of
>> "standard" keywords, too, so that users have some idea of what to look
> I'm thinking we could provide an alternative to standardizing keywords
> by using case insensitivity mixed with the porter stemmer algorithm.
> This would at least eliminate the difference between "Networking",
> "networks", and "network". I would personally like to avoid any kind
> of standardized keywords and/or categories for gem developers.
What about "database" vs "db"? I think some standardisation is
beneficial, even if it's ad hoc. I certainly don't advocate a
bureaucracy; just a bit of consistency injected by the gem server
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