[development] Confused: package value of info files

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Dec 21 15:12:26 UTC 2006

Quoting Gary Feldman <dpal_gaf_devel at marsdome.com>:

> Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> I would like to see "Your arbitrary grouping string" changed to 
>> "Your assigned grouping string" and I would like the paragraph 
>> beginning "If you assign a package string ..." to read as follows 
>> and I would remove all of the suggested examples:
>> If you have been assigned a package string for your module it will 
>> be listed with other modules containing the same string value on the 
>> admin/build/modules page.  If you have not been assigned a package 
>> string for your module then this value must remain unspecified it 
>> will be listed in the Other grouping on the admin/build/modules page.
> How about something even stronger, at least for the short term:
>    package = "Your package name, if any"

This is still too open ended.  If you change it to

package = "Your assigned package name, if any"

then it becomes more understood that some consensus must be made before 
a string value is to be assigned.

>    A package is a group of modules designed to work together.  Two big
>    examples are E-commerce and Organic Groups.  If you use this, the
>    maintainers of the group must agree to use the same string.  They
>    should agree to document all dependencies and incompatibilities
>    within the group.  The overwhelming majority of modules will not use
>    this field.

I like this and enforces the idea that it the value should most likely 
not be supplied and that consensus is necessary before assigning a 


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