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Re: Usability: Technical details in package descriptions?

On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 09:16:23 +0200, Benjamin Mesing <ben-ml@gmx.net> said: 

> Especially details like "written in C++" should be left to the
> debtags system as there is no use for the end user.

        I am a potential end user for the vast majority of packages in
 Debian -- as I am for the vast majority of the packages installed on
 my machines. I find lasnguage of implementation a useful selection
 criteria for selecting between completing implementations of similar

        I may not fit into your jaundiced view of what an "end user"
 /should/ be -- but that is merely lack of imagination on your part.

        I think Debian as a whole should not be discriminating against
 the segment of the user base that does tend to be somewhat technical
 -- I suspect there are a large number of us out there.

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