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Re: description writing guide

On 07-Dec-02, 16:05 (CST), David B Harris <david@eelf.ddts.net> wrote: 
> 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?

Because anything[1] that displays the long description also displays the
package name right next to it. (Althought I think putting in the long
description is less of a problem than in the short description, which is
often displayed in situations of limited space.)


[1] Ignoring special cases like dpkg-grep-available, or whatever it's

Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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