[mapserver-dev] Motion: rename shp2img to map2img

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Thu Sep 16 11:11:18 PDT 2021

> On Sep 15, 2021, at 10:47 AM, thomas bonfort <thomas.bonfort at gmail.com> wrote:
> -0
> shp2img is well known and documented, and probably used in some
> scripted workflows. Renaming it will break docs, scripts, support
> emails and tickets, for no particular gain aside from scratching a
> naming itch.

I'm -0 too. It's just churn.

I have made many naming sins in my software. Fixing a name doesn't absolve the sin, it creates a new one.

I don't find the rationale for the change particularly compelling. I completely understand why the name is bad relative to today's MapServer, but to break things to make it consistent with something even *more* generic doesn't seem worth it. 

We're not about to rename all of GDAL's utilities to make them consistent twenty years after GDAL came out despite many/most/this users never being able to remember which utilities are snake case.


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