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Bug#198120: debian-policy: 10.3 init scripts secret options

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 11:23:36PM +0200, Martin Godisch wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 03:13:37 +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> > Also "should accept one argument, saying what to do:" should be
> > explicit about if it is at least one, or only one.

> Sorry, I don't understand. What do you want?

Overspecification of irrelevent details, as near as I can make out.

Dan, policy's job is not to tell you what's allowed.  Policy's job is
to tell you what's required, and what's forbidden, and that's pretty
much it.  If you want to add 700 optional arguments to your init
scripts, go for it.  As long as it does the proper thing when fed the
standard required arguments, nobody will care.  And because nobody
cares...it's not a policy issue.


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