[Piuparts-devel] Bug#603873: Bug#603873: New formatting of README.txt.

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Nov 21 13:03:53 UTC 2010

thanks 603873 - patch
retitle 603873 please reformat README.txt with shorter line lengths

Hi Mats,

thanks for your bug report, but see below.

On Donnerstag, 18. November 2010, Mats Erik Andersson wrote:
> The present formatting of "README.txt" is close to being a disgrace,
> sadly to say. The length of some lines is almost perturbing the concept
> "infinity".

http://piuparts.debian.org/doc/README.html is what I usually look at :-)

> I submit a difference file against the present contents in the repository.
> The intention was to get closer to the ideal of Donald E Knuth's line
> length of 67 characters. The result is not completely uniform, but a
> definite improvement.

If you had (only) done this, I would have applied your patch now...

> Some context sensitive indentation was implemented, 
> as well as some changes to the text. This latter step could certainly
> need reviewing, but that should mean less work for a maintainer than the
> act of reformatting took me.

The latter step is very hard to review with all the formatting changes...
and the formatting changes break the asciidoc syntax used, thus breaking the 
html output. So I won't apply this patch.

I'd be happy to apply a non-breaking patch for shorter lines as well as 
another for text changes.

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