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A. Pagaltzis
December 2, 2005 14:37
Re: New module: FLV file parsing
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* Eric Wilhelm <> [2005-12-02 00:20]:
> What all file format parsers and dumpers have in common is that
> they deal with File Formats.  In a lot of cases, the only
> module that is going to be created is for that format.  I'm
> working on CAD::DXF for now, but would rather name it FF::DXF,
> similarly with FF::SVG, FF::XAR, FF::PDF, etc.

I thought you were using “FF” as a shorthand for FileFormat on
which I had no particular opinion, but following discussion
indicates you actually proposed a literal “FF“ TLNS.

In that case, I am strongly -1.

It’s opaque without explaination, and even if you know what it
means, you can’t meaningfully search on it. Both are terrible
properties for a name.

“Like punning, programming is a play on words.”
   – Alan J. Perlis, “Epigrams in Programming”

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