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Re: DEP-5: general file syntax

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:

> On su, 2010-08-22 at 16:12 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > If the extended description finally requires double space for
> > verbatim display, then how abould calling the ‘special first line’
> > synopsis, to be closer to the vocabulary used in the specification
> > of the Description field ?
> Could some English experts weigh in whether the word synopsis is a
> good way to describe the list of license short names?

It's a bit strange in that context. “Summary” might be better, at the
cost of being rather vague.

But “synopsis” is unambiguous and not wrong, so I think in combination
with the consistency-with-other-specifications argument it's a good

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