Re: The wider implications of stuffing the NEW queue with issues it was not designed for.
On Sun, Jul 19 2009, Ben Finney wrote:
> There are a great many Debian changelog messages along the lines of
> “made change foo to keep Lintian happy” as though that were the only
> readon why such a change would be beneficial. Apart from being bloody
> useless, that kind of changelog message strongly implies that the writer
> hasn't bothered to understand why Lintian was programmed to complain
> about the issue in the first place.
Or the writer thinks that the Lintian check is wrong or
pointless, and does not have the energy to enter into a flame fest
about the issue. I have a few pet peeves with Lintian myself.
"A car is just a big purse on wheels." Johanna Reynolds
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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