Re: [SPAM] - Re: [RFR] Description of new memchan package - Bayesian Filter detected spam
On 5/30/07, Justin B Rye <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sergei Golovan wrote:
> I'm preparing new memchan package for uploading to Debian distribution
> and asking someone to review its description.
Okay. Diff and revised version of the text attached.
Thank you very much for so detailed review.
> Package: memchan
> Section: libs
I should start by saying that I'm not a Tcl programmer; in fact I
would have guessed that a library package for Tcl would be given a
name like libmemchan-tcl...
I'm still in doubt about the package name because all Tclers know this
package as memchan (even Memchan), but since apt-cache and aptitude
allow searching for substrings libmemchan-tcl is better than simple
> Description: Tcl extension, which implements in-memory channels (runtime)
The comma is wrong here (before a "restrictive" relative clause).
Distinguishing between memchan and memchan-dev by labelling the
former as "runtime" and the latter as "development files" seems
unclear to me... But then again I rarely use the word "runtime", and
when I do, I mean a virtual environment, not the sort of library
that needs to be installed as a normal dependency package. Maybe:
Description: Tcl extension for in-memory channels - runtime library
This looks better for me.
What do better-informed people think?
> Allows to create I/O channels,
You can't "allow to do" - you can only "allow somebody to do", or
(the solution here) "allow something":
Allows the creation of I/O channels,
> which store the data placed into them
> in memory, not on disk.
I'm not sure you need to say "the data placed into them"; it might
be enough to say "which store data in memory, not on disk".
Yes, the former was too wordy.
> Several channel types are implemented: fifo,
> null, random and zero channels. Also, C API is provided for creating
> custom memory channels.
Missing article ("A C API"); but let's switch the whole thing out of
It implements the channel types fifo, null, random and zero; and
provides a C API for creating custom memory channels.
> This package contains runtime library to be used in Tcl programs.
Article again, probably definite: "the runtime library".
> Homepage: http://memchan.sourceforge.net/
This pseudoheader is conventionally formatted with one extra leading
(See Policy 5.6.13 on the effects.)
> Package: memchan-dev
> This package contains files to be used for development of C-based
> which use memchan library.
Inappropriate comma, and at least one missing article:
It's my usual mistake (we don't have articles in Russian).
This package contains files to be used for development of C-based
extensions which use the memchan library.
Assuming this still means what it's supposed to.
Yes. The meaning is exactly what I want it to be. Thanks again.