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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 05:41:06PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
> On 4/9/2013 17:36, David Holland wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 09:34:57PM +0400, Aleksej Saushev top-posted:
> > > Please, stop committing this nonsense immediatly!
> > > And revert all the damage you have done so far.
> > > :
> > > > Log Message:
> > > > Edited DESCR in the case of:
> > > > File too long (should be no more than 24 lines).
> > > > Line too long (should be no more than 80 characters).
> > > > Trailing empty lines.
> > > > Trailing white-space.
> > > > Trucated the long files as best as possible while preserving the
> > most info
> > > > contained in them.
> >Truncating DESCR files is not a good thing, please do revert those.
> It's already been reverted.
> Thomas told asau to unrevert them, but he conspicuously didn't.
Yes, well, it isn't done yet; when it is, I'd like to see the DESCRs
not gratuitously truncated.
> rodent said he kept "most info", so what's the problem?
Because someone (probably upstream) decided that they thought the
package should be described in a particular way; lopping off parts of
that to satisfy an arbitrary and fundamentally inane length limit at
best isn't a good idea.
> Long DESCR files are not a good thing.
If any of them were >100 lines, then shortening them is probably a
good idea. Otherwise, what's the point?
> And now you are forcing me
> to agree with asau: If you aren't going to respect the pkglint
> rule, then remove it.
There are so many things wrong with pkglint (or that it doesn't
understand) that treating its messages as anything stronger than
mild suggestions is extremely foolish.
David A. Holland
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