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Bug#139957: period at the end of short description?

Colin Walters wrote:
>  	  <p>
>  	    The single line synopsis should be kept brief - certainly
> -	    under 80 characters.
> +	    under 80 characters.  This should be a sentence fragment
> +	    which summarizes the key features provided by the package.
> +	    It should not end in a full stop (`.').
>  	  </p>

I can't second this because I think there can be cases where it makes
sense to put a complete sentence in a short description, and there is no
reason to outright prohibit those cases. I would be much happier with
something that said, "If your short description is not a complete
sentence, do not end it with a period.".

see shy jo

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