[Aptitude-devel] Inconsistent help message
jensseidel at users.sf.net
Wed Mar 26 08:40:07 UTC 2008
I noticed that today some minor l10n bugs got closed by Christian where at
least one minor issue is not yet addressed: aptitude --help uses full stops
very inconsistently and I want to fix it:
-h This help text
-s Simulate actions, but do not actually perform them.
-d Only download packages, do not install or remove anything.
-P Always prompt for confirmation or actions
-y Assume that the answer to simple yes/no questions is 'yes'
Please tell me whether you prefer full stops or not. I think it would be a good
idea to use these as the messages start with a capital and could consist of
multiple sentences. Do you agree?
There is also the following comment in main.cc:
// This is out of line with the rest to avoid messing up
// translations. Eventually all the usage information will move to
// a table-layout-based approach, which will avoid this sort of
printf(_(" forbid-version - Forbid aptitude from upgrading to a specific package version\n"));
printf(_(" update - Download lists of new/upgradable packages\n"));
If you want I can increase the identation and unfuzzy all translations as
well. But please note that "--with(out)-recommends" is probably too large to
get properly indented.
Christian, if you prefer to change it yourself your are welcome to do
so otherwise I will send you a clean patch ...
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