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Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 11:38:50AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I am opposed to bloating the policy with dictum that are
> unnecessary, but I see your point about the API.

Of course, nobody would object to that, but this bit can be seen as

> The API is essentially the watch file, and we already specify that
> in the policy. DEHS (as mentioned in policy) uses that file there is
> no need to add stuff into policy that we already have.

NACK. While uscan can be considered an API, it looks much like an
implementation to me. The API you get with it is that you can call
"uscan" with its parameters, but you cannot implement that API with
anything else.  An API is something I expect to be able to implement
in different ways; get-orig-source enables individual DDs to do that.


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