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Re: Packages descriptions review

On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 02:52:52 -0400, Anthony DeRobertis
<anthony@derobert.net> said:  

> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 08:30:51PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:

>> They shouldn't be, as they're not supposed to be complete sentences
>> either (think of it as "package -- short description", as in "foo
>> -- a program to do something", or even "foo -- do something")

> Yeah, I know that argument, and happen to agree with it. I believe
> last time it came up a flamewar^W spirated discussion ensued. Was a
> consensus on that ever reached?

        From what I recall, not really. There was a proposal that the
 short description be a noun clause, and that the front ends treat it
 like so; but the front ends were never modified.

> If so, a lot of descriptions violate that consensus, and we should
> find an automated way of checking this (to the extent possible;
> proper nouns do need to be capitalized always).

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