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Re: description writing guide



On Sat, 7 Dec 2002 11:51:03 +0100
Martin Schulze <joey@infodrom.org> wrote:
> It is a bad practice to repeat the package name as the first word in
> the long description.  

Why is that again?
 
> Also the URL does not belong into the description but should be
> placed in the debian/copyright file instead.

Joey might have said that, but I believe the consensus was "it's a nice
feature".

The description is not a random dumping-ground for information, but what
information we include is entirely arbitrary. If people like having the
URL in the description (and they do), there's no reason why it shouldn't
be included unless you want to make a case for "Packages.gz bloat".

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