[Twisted-web] Re: Status of forms, potential debianization

Cory Dodt corydodt at twistedmatrix.com
Tue Feb 21 10:32:11 MST 2006

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Hi Ed,

a) MG's forms library is not part of Twisted, it is a separate project.  We
cannot name it twisted.web.forms, and any name it does get reflects solely on
MG and his organization, if it reflects on anything at all.

b) Even if it were in Twisted, "silly" memorable names are important to the
popularity and even the usability of a project.  Googling for "forms" will
turn up a hell of a lot of unrelated stuff before it turns up this project,
and talking about "forms" will probably result in a lot of confusion.  Coming
up with a more unique name for it is, in fact, so important that the Twisted
coding standard explicitly provides an exception for the practice in the very
first paragraph:

Coming up with names from a thesaurus and a dictionary is current best
practice, not a sign of immaturity.


Ed Suominen wrote:
> I think this would be a good opportunity for the Twisted project to show
> some maturity and use a name that is actually descriptive rather than
> "cute." Anything wrong with something that simply informs potential
> users of what the package is all about, like (gasp!) twisted.web.forms?
> Best regards,
> Ed Suominen
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