Re: Bug#208011: [PROPOSAL] UTF-8 encoding for debian/control
On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 23:29:38 +0200, Denis Barbier <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Anyway I fail to see which problems arise with this proposal, could
> someone enlighten me?
This has been brought up before. The control fields should not
contain charsets that can't yet be handled by the packaging tools;
policy should follow, not lead, the tools and design, for the most
part. Policy is not the place to try out design; it is supposed to
document mature practices, and information about practices required
for package integration.
"Stop annoying Mister President with impertinent questions, Junior."
Death Race 2000
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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