Re: Recurring "please do" patterns in debian-mentors
"Russ Allbery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Daniel Baumann <email@example.com> writes:
wrt/ lintian, as long as the packages do work, the purely optional
matter of style questions should never be part of any lintian check
(lintian shall only check for policy violations or general package
breakages). That is why I never would have had the idea to submit these
two mentioned things to the lintian maintainers.
It's my long-term intention to add a set of style checks to lintian that
would be optional and would have to be explicitly requested. I think that
both of these would fit well in that category, along with things like
checking how whitespace is used in control fields and asking for spaces
after commas and before parens.
In the meantime, some of those checks are already in lintian at the I:
level, and I don't object to adding more, but some of these checks should
probably wait until the style check functionality has been added since
they're really more minor even than I:.
In other words, feel free to submit a wishlist lintian bug for things like
this. I'm going to pull up all of those once the style check facility is
That is a very interesting feature. Ideally a developer/sponsor could
specify which (if any) style checks
to be ingored on all packages (Clashes with developer/sponsers own styles,
etc.) in some configuration file
[general sense, not limited to policy definition] (perhaps even a home
The abilty for a developer to specify these checks to default to on, and
perhaps even to add new style checks
are both potential possibilities.
My guess is you already thought of all this, but i'm throwing it out just in