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Re: Bug#220838: ITP: verbiste -- a french conjugation system

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:39:28 -0500, Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> said: 

> On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 13:21, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> The formula that *could* be universally applied to all short
>> descriptions is "$PACKAGE (is|contains|provides) $SHORTDESC."; in
>> this formula, it's clear that the articles, as part of the noun
>> phrase, would be explicit in the short description when
>> appropriate.

> A better formula would be "$PACKAGE (is|contains|provides) [a[n]]
> $SHORTDESC." which satisfies me. 

	You can dream up formulae out the wazoo, but until you get buy
 in, and perhaps implementation, from the common front-end authors,
 these mean nothing.  At this point I am more concerned about
 readability in the front-ends we have now, not some hypothetical
 formula that could be implemented at some future time -- unless it

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