Michael Ströder wrote:
Howard Chu wrote:
> What's in a name... Apparently "MDB" is already a well-known suffix
> Microsoft Access database files. "mdb" is also the name of a debugger tool
> Solaris. To avoid confusion with those unrelated items, it might be a good
> idea to rename our MDB to something else. Now, before the next OpenLDAP
> release is published. Comments?
Is that really an issue given the common practice to refer to it as back-mdb?
I'm pretty sure on will find a lot of name clashes when sticking to three
letter acronyms ending with "db" anyway.
But if you really see a need for changing the name how about simply back-mmapdb?
I'm not sure that we need to change the name; I was asking the question.
back-whatever is of course unambiguous, in OpenLDAP. "MDB" itself will be used
in other contexts.
-- Howard Chu
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Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/