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Bug#108416: Format of short description should be mandated

On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 10:16:54PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2001 at 07:34:10PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> > What's wrong with:
> > 
> > Description: Editor for foo files
> > 
> > ? I mean, this isn't about grammer, this is about consistency.
> Because "Editor" isn't a proper noun in this context?
> Your own view on the importance of proper English is quite clear from
> your spelling of "grammar".  >:-)

I'll spell it for you:


I don't care about proper nouns, no more than I care about being able to
break down the damn thing into grammatical components. For the sake of a
consistent view of our packages, they should all follow some minimal
rules for structure, so they don't look like a collection of crap.
Initial caps is common in short fragments such as this. For example, you
use initial caps for items in an outline, when those items generally do
not make complete sentences, nor do they start with a proper noun.

So take your english book back, and pay attention to my point.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
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