Re: Reasons for recommends and suggests
Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> It's not like it would be difficult to decide on a standard to allow the
> segment of text in README.Debian that described the optional
> dependencies (or other information that a packagea maintainer thought
> people may be interested in knowing as they're deciding what else to
> install besides the package.)
Bleh. This is how we got the Homepage hack in the package descriptions.
Please don't add structure to unstructured data retroactively; it makes
parsing a mess. We already have a clean, structured file in which to
store this sort of information, or we can introduce a new structured file.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>