[development] Mischievous registration of projects

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Fri Nov 30 21:07:00 UTC 2007

Ugh!!! I don't like to think about changing a modules name once I start.

I think it is perfectly fair to grab your namespace, as long as you have 
some code or something alpha.  Heck if it's alpha do it on your own box, 
and commit when it is sort of together.  My normal process is to start 
work in CVS, reserving my namespace in CVS first, and create a project 
when I'm ready to release.

Larry Garfield wrote:
> I have seen the infra list (or maybe it was webmasters list, one of those two) say "yeah, just register the project and then check in code when you have it" to avoid writing a module to a namespace that gets taken before you finish your code.  I suspect a lot of the "land rush" registrations are a result of that issue, but they just don't get finished (or started).
> IMO, we need to encourage people to use sandboxes more for "maybe I'll finish this" modules, not the "real" module namespace in CVS.  
> --Larry Garfield

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