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Re: DEP5: Extra fields without ‘X-’ prefix?

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 04:02:30PM +0100, Dominique Dumont wrote:
On Monday 15 November 2010 15:26:17 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>Without prefixing, parsers won't be able to detect typos in field >names. So validation of copyright files will be harder.

Isn't your newly implemented warning feature suitable for handling this, Dominique?

Indeed. But people using extra fields will get warnings, so they will ignore them. Then, they will also ignore warnings triggered by typos in standard fields.

True. But I see it as a challenge of parsers rather than a flaw of the format: it could be handled similar to lintian overrides (i.e. silence specific non-standard fields you yourself choose to use).

IMO this is sliding away from DEP5: feel free to move the conversation to the Config::Model mailinglist if you agree (readers are hereby warned). :-)

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