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Re: rawhide report: 20081223 changes



Jerry Amundson wrote:
> 2008/12/29 Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com>:
>> When I voted on that I wasn't anticipating that it extended to the
>> bullet points, only to the header line (The date, name, version portion).
>>
>> If people are reading that Guideline to show intended bullet points then
>> the Guideline is very flawed:
>>
>> * Header
>> - First note
>>  € First Subnote
>>    ½ First Sub-subnote
>>
>> You get the picture.
> 
> No, "we" don't get it, and that's the joke, er point.
> Personally, it was cute once.
> But, really, inconsistencies with the first character cause a natural
> interruption to the human scan. It's annoying, end of discussion. If
> the protocol can't be followed, it needs to be forced.
> 
The point is that we weren't defining protocol for more than the header
line.  If you want to read the Guidelines as mandating "-" for the
"First Note" bullet point you're still out of luck for the bullet points
for each of the sub-notes.  So if it's annoying, you can revise the
ChangeLog section to mandate what the accepted bullets are and whether
they're interchangable or hierarchical and announce it here for
flam^Wdiscussion and get us (the packaging committee) to vote on it.
But the Guidelines weren't intended to mandate it currently and if
they're interpreted to mandate it, they don't fully cover the necessary
problem scope.

-Toshio

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