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Re: "Entry: NA" in debian/upstream/metadata



Le Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 08:08:08PM +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> On Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 06:58:12PM +0100, Steffen Möller wrote:
> > So, "NA" indeed means like "hey, I checked but this was not found". This
> > information should not be lost.
> > 
> > An empty entry, as if from a template, does not have the same meaning.
> > If NA (which is how R expects it  and I found it likely to be easier to
> > parse) or N/A - I would not be bother to do all these changes and would
> > just leave it. Indeed, on the Excel sheet I am using N/A.
> 
> I definitely bother / veto agains renaming the now implemented 'NA' to
> simply 'N/A' since there is no advantage at all.  However, I can follow
> the argument of Andrius that and empty string "" (not just nothing as in
> our empty boilerplate) could serve the given purpose.

Hi all,

how about YAML's null value for entries for which it was confirmed that
the information does not exist ?

Have a nice day,

Charles

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