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Bug#656637: debian-policy: §5.1 is slightly ambiguous on space

forcemerge 647645 656637

Le Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 05:45:32PM +0100, Niels Thykier a écrit :
> Looking at the Policy §5.1, I found:
> """
> [...] each field consists of the field name, followed by a colon
> and then the data/value associated with that field. The field name is
> composed of printable ASCII characters (i.e., characters that have
> values between 33 and 126, inclusive) except colon and must not with a
> begin with #.
> """
> Here is usage of "printable ASCII characters" seems to imply
> isprint(3), which considers space a printable.  However the range
> (33-126) does not include space (32).

Thanks Niels for the report.  I am merging it with #647645,
where the same question is already discussed.  Can you coment
on the (heavier) wording that I proposed, taking into acount
Justin's suggestions ?

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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