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Re: Optionally sending bugreports to the BTS

On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Christoph Berg wrote:

> package). I would also imagine that we could convince the reportbug
> people to default reporting to that pseudo package for +bpoX versions

Not always a good idea: people might have ~bpo* versions in local
repositories, maybe for testing, maybe for more sinister purposes,
that never (or not _yet_) get uploaded. If such a thing happens,
it must only happen once the package was uploaded to bp.d.o archives.

On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Holger Levsen wrote:

> IMO the right fix is to always use the BTS for backports. Everything else is 

This sounds reasonable, considering it’s bp.d.o not bp.o now.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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