Re: Lintian pickiness and packaging improvements
On Thu, Oct 22 2009, Rogério Brito wrote:
> On Oct 22 2009, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> > I also think that style issues should not be a part of even
>> > Pedantic checks. If a package is using a different, and arguably
>> > better style, then lintian should keep its nose out.
>> If there's a better style I guess nobody would object to consider recommend
>> it or at least make sure lintian doesn't complain about it.
> Couldn't we have a category of warning/checks that is labelled
Whose style would you choose? I am all for idea if it is _my_
style which is selected, and every one else's style will be warned
> That way, all odd-ball stylistic changes could be separated from
> pedantic and enabled with an even wider range of things (like the
> trailing-whitespace-at-eol issue, files that don't end with newline
Different people have different styles. And electing to use one
style over the other does not make a worse package, there is nothing
that needs fixing here. Package helpers, patch systems or feature
CVCS branches, emacs vs vi ....
> I hope that you get the idea.
I hope you do too.
Forgetfulness, n.: A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation
for their destitution of conscience.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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