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Re: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions

Neil Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:45:09 +0100 (CET)
> Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
>> 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. 
> Packages.gz is already 26Mb - I'd like to find ways to shorten the
> package descriptions, not lengthen it. :-(

AFAICS he's not talking about lengthen the descriptions at all, but to
standardize the way lists are formatted in long descriptions. That is, formalize
whether we should be using 2 or 3 spaces, dashes or plus signs for items in the


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