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Re: RFC: Better formatting for long descriptions

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 02:32:17PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> In that respect, resisting the NIH syndrome just means choose an
> already existing text-based markup language and adopt its
> convention. For instance, we can just say that long description lists
> have to be formatted as Markdown lists (modulo some extra bits needed
> to not violate 822 parsing). That would be synergistic with a possible
> future switch to Markdown for the whole markup of long
> descriptions. Note that I don't care in particular about Markdown, it
> can also be restructured text for what I care.

Uh, what are you saying here?  That we should use "  * " to prepend
items in itemized lists, so that it can be converted to HTML lists by
packages.debian.org et al.?  If not, what else?


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