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Re: Announcing Debian Package Tags

On 01-May-03, 15:10 (CDT), Joshua Haberman <joshua@debian.org> wrote: 
> * Steve Greenland (steveg@moregruel.net) wrote:
> > On 30-Apr-03, 17:47 (CDT), Jacob Hall?n <jacob@strakt.com> wrote: 
> > > Other usefulpackage tags would be source language (C, C++, Python, Perl, Ruby 
> > > etc.) 
> > 
> > Why? If the package performs the functionality requested, why should you
> > care what the source language is? 
> Is it a problem to have too much information (within reason)?  

Yes, exactly, it *IS* a problem. Having too many keywords (tags,
whatever) is at least as bad as having too few. Confusion, don't you

> If someone was planning to write a GNOME application in Python,
> they might want to see examples of existing software using this
> combination.

That's not the purpose of tags. The purpose of tags is to help users
find software they want to use for a particular purpose.

And anyway, it's trivial to find the kind of thing you're looking for,
just search for dependencies on both "python" and "libgnome" (yeah, I
know those aren't the exactly correct names, but you know what I mean.)


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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