Re: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions
On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Christian Perrier wrote:
What's the rationale? So far, I was under the impression that " * "
A not very strong one, I'm afraid..:-)
IIRC, we once found some reference indicating a tendency for dashed
enumerations to be an accepted "standard" but I can't quote this.
Could you please clarify whether you mean *enumeration* (in the sense
of LaTeXs enumeration environment or HTMLs <ol>) or would you rather
mean *itemize* (in the sense of LaTeXs itemize environment or HTMLs
<ul>)? IMHO this are things which should be handled differently.
I don't care whether a ' *' or a ' -' is finally used - it just
should be used in the same way for all descriptions.
- they're often too long (enumerating each and every feature of the
- they have formatting issues (punctuation, often)
- they have consistency issues (mixing verb sentences and noun
sentences for instance)
I completely agree that this should be fixed as well - but it is hard
to code such tests in a lintian check or something like this.