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Bug#108416: Format of short description should be mandated



On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 11:36:22AM -0400, Jim Penny wrote:
> A question--
> suppose you were packaging a database adapter
> python-popy: database adapter

What's a database "adapter"? That's not at all clear to me as a lay
person. At a first guess, I'd have assumed it was something special in
some way, and looked for something simpler.

python-popy in unstable currently has:
  Description: Python module for PostgreSQL
which seems perfectly concise, useful and accurate to me...

> python-popy: module providing programmers a database adapter from python to PostgreSQL using the Python Database API Specification 2.0 (level 2 compliant)

All those other details are more appropriate for the extended description.
Which is where they are now.

What was the point again?

Cheers,
aj

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