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Re: Bug#108416: Bug#139957: period at the end of short description?

On Fri, 2002-03-29 at 14:18, Joey Hess wrote:

> But, we don't upper-case a package "title" either so this analogy
> doesn't hold up well for capitalization.

I would argue that this is because our package names have a dual role;
they are processed by both machine and by humans.  They're a lot like
program filenames; Unix culture says they should be lowercase, should
use a separator[1] character instead of a space, etc.  But just because
our "titles" are constrained doesn't mean our subtitles should be.

[1] Interestingly enough, '-' was chosen for Debian package names
instead of '_'; I would guess this is becuase a number of Debian's
original founders and policy writers had some influence from Lisp.  Or
maybe they just realized it's easier to type :)

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