Re: [netmod] module names starting with underscore

Andy Bierman <andy@yumaworks.com> Thu, 06 September 2018 16:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netmod] module names starting with underscore
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On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 7:52 AM, Balazs Lengyel <balazs.lengyel@ericsson.com>;
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> One of our customers wants to introduce module names starting with
> underscores. As far as I know it is not forbidden even if unusual. Do you
> see any problems with it or do you know about any tools that would have
> problems with *_my-module.yang* ?
>
> Is this stupid or OK?
>

It is legal YANG.
There is no text anywhere AFAIK reserving names starting with 1 or 2
underscores.
This will likely confuse people who know about C and C++ naming conventions.
It also stretches the module naming guidelines in 6087bis.
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-netmod-rfc6087bis-20#section-4.1


regards Balazs
>

Andy


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