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Bug#108416: Format of short description should be mandated

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On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 10:14:18AM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> >> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:
>  > Description: Perl extensions for writing pRPC servers and clients
>  > 	(is "Perl" more canonical than "perl"?)
>  Both are.  "Perl" is the name of the language, "perl" is the name of
>  the interpreter.

I would guess that the broader context is what is meant in most package
descriptions (and certainly this one), but this is a call that has to be
made by the package maintainer.  This is why I recommended "should"s
for most description guidelines, and only a couple of "must"s.

G. Branden Robinson                |     If you have the slightest bit of
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     intellectual integrity you cannot
branden@debian.org                 |     support the government.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- anonymous

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