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Re: Bug#224742: Related to this issue...

Scripsit Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org>
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 11:31:40AM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:

> > It *is* a technical consideration that it is hard to explain to users
> > what the semantically meaningless "yes" is there for and why they have
> > to put it. It makes Debian seem silly that software developed for it
> > insists on having meaningless bits floating around in its
> > configuration files.

> Does it help if you change "yes" to "true"?

Not necessarily.

> I think "test-missing-cable yes" makes quite a lot of sense.
> Possibly more so than without the yes, in fact.

I'm not really arguing the technical specifics of the case. My point
above was that there *are* bona fide technical considerations in the
wishlist item (i.e., it was not just "junk", as several participants
argue) - not that I necessarily think that said technical
considerations should prevail.

Henning Makholm                             "Det er du nok fandens ene om at
                                         mene. For det ligger i Australien!"

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