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Bug#102213: PROPOSAL] Policy interpretation and exceptions

>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

 Anthony> +    In rare cases a package may be enough of a special case that
 Anthony> +    it should not follow a guideline and the exception would just
 Anthony> +    be confusing if listed in this manual itself. 
	Is this likely to be the case? I would think that if there are
 well known exceptions to policy directives, there should be a
 informative footnote in policy mentioning the _type_ of problem that
 leads to the exception, (and not mentioning the package by name,
 perhaps). Since these cases ought to be quite rare, I shouldn't think
 that these footnotes shall clutter up policy to the extent that
 policy is confusing.

	Or do you think we need to have an escape clause from policy
 compliance, allowing developers to  ignore policy with a note in

 QOTD: "It was so cold last winter that I saw a lawyer with his hands
 in his own pockets."
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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