[Tagging] service=drive-through or drive_through?
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 17:14:28 BST 2011
On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 12:07 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> Still, it doesn't make sense that "some people incorrectly use spaces
> instead of hyphens" implies that we should convert hyphens into spaces
> (which then get converted into underscores). If we're going to
> standardize, and one of the two choices is right while the other one
> is wrong, then we should standardize on the right usage.
> The exception to this is if we want to make the hyphen an illegal
> character, and you seem to have presented no argument for this other
> than the fact that it is done in other, completely different,
> situations, for reasons which have no applicability to this situation
> ("service=drive-through" is not going to be mistaken for "service
> equals drive minus through").
> And I even presented a precedent of my own, which is a much much
> closer analogy than C/Perl/Pascal/etc variable names: SGML name/id
> tokens, which consist of letters, digits, periods, hyphens,
> underscores, and colons (for namespaces).
OK, I think we have provided ample arguments for both sides. Only
three of us have debated this point in the last few hours and I'd
really like to hear other people's thoughts on this so that we can
gauge if there's a consensus for whatever.
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