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Re: Bug#123234: Deprecate BTS "close" command?

On Wed, Dec 12, 2001 at 12:33:31PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> > No, because receiving a mail like:
> >
> > "Your bug report has been closed because a Debian maintainer sent the
> > following commands to the BTS:
> >
> >   close 123234
> >   close 123456
> >   thanks
> >
> > Have a nice day!
> > "
> So we fix debbugs to include the comments that are in the control mail.

Back to where we started: people don't (in general) put any useful
comments in that mail.  But I certainly agree, this is better than

> In any event, I tire of this thread.  I don't want to do anything about it.  I
> have not seen conclusive proof that no one would miss the close ### syntax.
> Therefore, I see no need to disable the command.

Conversely, there is very strong evidence that many would benefit from
everyone being forced to use the ###-done method instead.

> This is the last I will say on this subject.




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