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Re: More about lintian

On Wed, 11 Feb 1998, Santiago Vila wrote:

> [ This was rejected by the list server. Mmm, definitely I will
> have to fine tune its regular expressions some day... ]
> Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 16:54:24 +0100 (CET)
> From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
> To: Debian Development <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: description-contains-invalid-control-statement
> Christian Schwarz wrote:
> > Please have a look at the reports and tell me about
> > [...]
> >   - other comments about lintian or policy
> description-contains-invalid-control-statement
> For example, this is invalid:
>  The TeX program, created by Donald Kunth from Stanford, USA, translates a
>  .tex file into a .dvi file.

Just reformat (i.e., `re-wrap') the paragraph so that the .tex is not in
the first column. 

> Ok, a point *alone* means an empty line.
> But we should not exclude lines beginning with points just for fun.

I think this feature could be used to have groff-like formatting commands,
as ".B" for bold, etc.

(Perhaps deity will eventually support such descriptions?)


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