167 votesAlexander Y commented
The arguments used by SB team in the previous (closed issue with no resolution) issue (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-ide/suggestions/4175354-increase-the-maximum-length-of-the-name-of-a-topic) are really weak - UUID is not a good name for a subscription, I'm sorry.
In anything relatively complex with many topics / subscriptions one would want to have a clearly identifiable subscriptions, not cryptic UUIDs. In our system we have automatic topic / subscription management that bases topic / subscription name on the class type name that processes messages. To be able to be unique we do need to follow a predictable, deterministic naming convention and UUID is not that by any stretch of imagination.
I find it illogical to cap a subscription name at some arbitrary length with no real arguments for that except - "we just feel like keeping it short". And closing an issue with 75 votes is really not a correct way to manage the feedback.Alexander Y supported this idea ·