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Re: "Description improvement" probably not

On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 06:04:43PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 10:33:17AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > I definitely agree that consistency is important, but the fact is that
> > we currently do NOT have such consistency in package descriptions
> grep "Description: [A-Z]" /var/lib/dpkg/available | wc -l
>  8439
> grep "Description: [a-z]" /var/lib/dpkg/available | wc -l
>  1377
> grep "Description: [^A-Za-z]" /var/lib/dpkg/available | wc -l
>  102
> It does not realy look like a consencus here, but it looks to me like a
> clear majority.

You'll be counting a lot of false positives here, because package
descriptions frequently begin with acronyms or proper nouns, both of
which are capitalized in standard English.

G. Branden Robinson                |      "To be is to do"   -- Plato
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      "To do is to be"   -- Aristotle
branden@debian.org                 |      "Do be do be do"   -- Sinatra
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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