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From Jacques Le Roux <>
Subject Re: "freemarker-cli" command should be renamed to "freemarker-generator"
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2020 08:03:36 GMT
+1 for freemarker-generator name


Le 04/08/2020 à 02:24, Daniel Dekany a écrit :
> I brought this up earlier (can't find the mail), and it was not concluded.
> The "product" name is freemarker-generator, therefore the command line
> command (script) name should be freemarker-generator too, and not
> freemarker-cli.  Can we agree on this, and go ahead and rename those
> executables? Then I will do the same in the Docgen documentation. If
> there's a disagreement... read on.
> If users keep typing freemarker-cli, they will start calling the product
> "FreeMarker CLI", which is confusing, as we call it "FreeMarker Generator",
> like when doing a release, or any communication, other than showing an
> example command line call.  Besides, it's just the convention that if a
> product has a CLI, like let's say Java has one, the main CLI is just called
> the product name ("java" in this case), but certainly not
> ${productName}-cli. Because usually it's obvious for the user that they
> calls a CLI, when it's done. (Anyway, the product name is not just
> "freemarker", which is the template engine.)

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