Re: Bug#306745: base-config: bad English messages in Debconf templates
On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 02:05:24PM +0100, Dafydd Harries wrote:
> Ar 28/04/2005 am 12:47, ysgrifennodd Wouter Verhelst:
> > Op do, 28-04-2005 te 18:04 +1000, schreef Dafydd Harries:
> > > This should have "APT" in capitals.
> > Why would that be the case? People regularly call it 'apt' in writing,
> > rather than 'APT', and I believe the 'Advanced Package Tool' is a
> > backronym, too.
> Well, since it is an acronym, I belive all capitals is correct. This
> also fits with the capitalization in APT's own messages, and with the
> capitalization in d-i. I think consistency is important here.
This is really hideous. Not only is the program named "apt" at the
commandline, the apt manpage uses lowercase. Beyond that, putting things
like apt (or even sid or sarge, which people are strangely starting to do)
in all caps just plain looks bad. Mainly it looks like you're shouting
- David Nusinow