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Re: [PATCH] gnu-maintenance: Improve 'official-gnu-packages'; add the re

From: Nikita Karetnikov
Subject: Re: [PATCH] gnu-maintenance: Improve 'official-gnu-packages'; add the related procedures.
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:49:51 +0400

>> I noticed that 'guile-gnome' has two 'doc-url' fields.  How can I handle
>> this?  (I ignored it for now.)

> I think it’s a mistake in this case (could you report it to Karl?).  It
> seems safe to ignore.

Karl said:

"[...] In general doc-url can occur more than once.  I did that when a
package has an overall documentation page and also many significant
manuals.  Besides guile-gnome, emacs is a prime example.

In theory, I guess logo: could be duplicated [too] in the event of a
package having more than one logo, but in practice that has never


I thought of another field that can be repeated, too: doc-shop.
E.g., in libc."

So, should we create another field for 'doc-url'?

And what's the best way to handle 'doc-shop'?  Can we ignore it?

> Never ever write ‘get-’ for getters.  ;-)  It provides no useful
> information.  See <package> and other records, as examples.

I know; it's easy to end up with something like:


I found (name get-employee-name) in the manual and decided that it's a

What about 'set-' for setters?

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