[appwizard] Project name

Bernd Pol bernd.pol at online.de
Thu Sep 18 21:00:07 UTC 2003

Hi Dominik,

I think we should stick to ASCII letter/number/underline restricted 
project names as long as they are the basis for class names etc.
They are easily handled (and easily explained to the "novice" user by 
the way).
I have experimented over decades with all kinds of names which are 
allowed to contain spaces, special characters, Umlauts and the like. It 
is not worth the value, I am convinced now.


On Thursday 18 September 2003 19:25, Dominik Haumann wrote:
> Hi there,
> with the old version I could write things like ¹²³¼½½¬ as a project
> name! I changed
> -    QRegExp appname_regexp ("\\w+"); //Unicode version.
> +    QRegExp appname_regexp ("[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9_]*");
> now it works great.
> Then I found this contradiction in
> kdevelop/doc/api/html/HighPriTasks.html: "Project name should be able
> to contain spaces."
> What now? :)
> I think this leads to complications because we have many different
> managers and they all have to deal with it right! And classnames
> cannot have spaces in a name.
> The only thing we can do is to remove spaces like
> "My 1 project" -> "My1Project" for the classnames...
> I think we should remove this in the high priority task list.
> Without spaces its much easier/better imho!

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