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Re: [FYI] {master} news: minor fixlets and reorganization

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [FYI] {master} news: minor fixlets and reorganization
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 06:14:51 -0700
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On 02/21/2012 06:05 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 02/21/2012 01:39 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 02/21/2012 05:34 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
>>> * NEWS: Get rid of form-feed characters (^L) throughout the file.
>>> Use separator lines instead (composed by 76 '=' characters), or
>>> just an extra blank lines for older less verbose entries (those
>>> predating the 1.8 release).
>> Why?
> Because '^L' doesn't visually separate different NEWS sections clearly
> enough (and least, it doesn't for me).  Which is annoying and confusing
> whenever I need to visually scan NEWS.
>> I _like_ ^L as a separator - it is an easy character to search for.
>> Whereas lines of ==== cause spurious hits when searching for '===' when
>> solving a merge conflict.
> This is a sensible objection, which I didn't thought of.  We could
> use another character for the separator lines: "~" maybe, or "#".

Yes, picking another character would work as a compromise.  Even a line
of '-------' is a visual separator; only '<', '=', and '>' give me
heartburn in the context of merge conflict resolution.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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