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Re: Many executables across Debian's archives share basenames

On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 08:52:49AM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Now "import" is quite another kettle of fish: it's part of the
> ImageMagick suite (not much to do with X, actually), which has the
> (questionable) tradition of calling its things "display", "convert",
> "identify", "compare"... or even "conjure"). Now ImageMagick is so
> useful that people seem to tolerate it, but a prefix (e.g. "im-")
> or a super-command ("im") would be more modern, yes.

ImageMagick only gets away with it because of its age and ubiquity.
It's grandfathered in.