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Re: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions

also sprach Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> [2009.03.20.1445 +0100]:
> I tried to find a clear advise how to reasonable format lists inside long
> descriptions of packages.  The only thing I know is that lines with two
> leading spaces is considered verbose.  This leaves a lot of freedom to
> simulate for instance itemize lists.  I'd like to give some examples for
> package names starting with 'a' and stopped with the first package names
> of 'b'.  If you are bored by these examples continue reading below the
>   ------ line.

What we really should do, instead of clinging to the NIH-behaviour,
reinventing the wheel, and polishing it over and over again is ditch
the pseudo-RFC822 format we have and use Yaml instead.


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