Re: More about lintian
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On 12 Feb 1998, James Troup wrote:
> Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Why the hell should I reformat that paragraph?
> Why not? You don't control the formatting of it anyway.
> > I think this policy is silly, and we should change it.
> I think you've misunderstood the design, please (re)read section 7.1
> in the packaging manual.
"Successive lines of this form will be word-wrapped when displayed."
Ok, this is like TeX or HTML. However, even TeX or HTML allows for
*escapes*. If there is no escape here, this is bad designed.
* Those containing a space, a full stop and some more characters.
These are for future expansion. Do not use them.
dselect accepts those lines. Please, show me which "future expansion"
are we talking about, and why we need to forbid the use of lines like
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