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Re: Consistent formating long descriptions as input data

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:25:32PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> BTW, even if my implementation works for libocamlbricks-ocaml-dev
> [1] I'd regard this rather as a bug than a feature, becuase it just
> should not work


> - it should be formatted as separate lists.  When seeing cases like
> this I teand to come back more and more to my initial suggestion:
> Fix pure ASCII formatting first independently from the library which
> might be used later.

... but non sequitur on this.

Given that we agree that that example is just plainly broken no matter
what, why do you consider it as a valid motivation for throwing all
away? We cannot always enable a few packages (honestly assuming that
such formatting is uncommon) to block distro-wide improvements.  It
seems that having markup-formattable, yet readable, long descriptions
is just behind the corner ... just believe in it a few bits more :-)


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