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mighty emacs only gets one line description on debian


From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: mighty emacs only gets one line description on debian
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:58:26 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)

Dear RMS, the mighty emacs only gets a one line description on debian.

>>>>> "C" == Craig Sanders <address@hidden> writes:

C> On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 07:07:46AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> Anyway, one liner "snob" descriptions just have to go.
>> 
>> $ apt-cache show emacs21
>> Description: The GNU Emacs editor
>> GNU Emacs is the extensible self-documenting text editor.
>> 
>> Oops, I see, it is self-documenting.

C> that's actually a perfectly adequate description.  it tells someone
C> who has never heard of emacs before that it is an editor.  good enough.

C> a description doesn't have to (and shouldn't!) summarise all of a package's
C> features, all it needs to do is give someone a rough idea of what kind of
C> beastie it is.

C> for a package like emacs, it's basically impossible to summarise all of its
C> features anyway.

Anyways. I set the Reply-to so you can tell them how to summarize
emacs in about 15 lines.




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