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Re: Bug#302138: incorrect Description line wrapping with bullet lists

On Wednesday 30 March 2005 09:56 am, Daniel Burrows wrote:
>   We can also extend the description format in backwards-compatible ways.
>  So, while a proper markup language would be nice, that doesn't preclude
> fixing the bullet problem, albeit in a slightly hacky way, NOW.  What about
> this:

  This proposal is now mostly implemented in aptitude's experimental SVN 
branch, except that I decided to require exactly N+2 spaces of indentation 
for the contents of each entry in the list.  It seems to work pretty well for 
most packages, although I haven't tested any packages that use sub-lists yet. 
(are there any?)  A few packages that it can't figure out how to parse are 
displayed slightly worse -- usually a matter of indentation not quite lining 
up, so instead of

 * label: labelled lists are unfortunately
          not properly supported

  you get something like

 * label: labelled lists are unfortunately
         not properly supported

  In a quick scan of a few dozen packages, I only saw one (libcroco3) whose 
description was seriously damaged by the new formatting.


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