Le vendredi 8 juillet 2011 11:13:53, Arno Töll a écrit : > Hi Karl, > > On 08.07.2011 05:49, Karl Goetz wrote: > >> - The -I and --pedantic options should always be used. > > > > Why is that? the manual entry for --pedantic says > > > >> Pedantic tags are Lintian at its most pickiest and > >> > >> include checks for particular Debian packaging styles and checks that > >> > >> many people disagree with. Expect false positives and > >> > >> Lintian tags that you don't consider useful if you use this option. > >> > >> Adding overrides for pedantic tags is probably not > >> > >> worth the effort. > > > > Wouldn't requiring people show tags that aren't relevant just train > > them to ignore lintian? > > its not, pedantic Lintian warnings weren't useful or /only/ false > positives. There is just a slightly higher degree to encounter false > positive or "screw you Niel^W^WLintian I don't care at all" tags. > > That said, some pedantic tags can probably be ignored but most are > nonetheless still a very helpful addition one better should consider > when packaging software. I agree. I think the manpage is exagerating on this although I'm not sure how to rephrase it. The only thing I see would be to change "Expect false positives" by "Expect a few false positives". But "that many people disagree with" and "that you don't consider useful" still push a lot to avoid -- pedantic but I don't know how to rephrase it without saying something wrong.
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