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From: Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: spec draft for cross-compile support in future EAPI (EAPI-5)
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:17:57
Message-Id: 4FE0C207.6070302@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: spec draft for cross-compile support in future EAPI (EAPI-5) by Thomas Sachau
Thomas Sachau schrieb:
> Duncan schrieb: >> Thomas Sachau posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2012 12:31:40 +0200 as excerpted: >> >>> Since i am not that sure about my ability to write formal specs, i am >>> presenting my first draft for further review and suggestions for >>> improvement. >> >> Just a format suggestion. Call it nitpicky if you want, and yes, my >> client isn't perfect, but I'm sure people with a bit of experience >> writing such specs will tell you I'm not alone... >> >> Several of your points ended up as very long single lines. My client can >> wrap, but that wraps the points as well (so for example 2.1 starts in the >> middle of a line). So I was left with the choice to either massively >> horizontally scroll, or of trying to figure out where one point ended and >> another began, since wrapping it... /wrapped/ it, so points appeared in >> the middle of a line. >> >> Please: >> >> * If you use long lines, leave a vertical space (blank line) between >> points so when a client wraps them, they wrap as individual paragraphs. >> >> * Alternatively, wrap at something sensible. (The traditional wrap for >> posting is 72 chars or so, 80 minus a few to allow a few levels of >> quoting without rewrap. I wouldn't complain at 90, but if you're going >> to bother, you might as well go the standard route and avoid further >> issues.) >> >> Long lines as paragraphs would probably be easier especially early in the >> process when you're modifying a lot, but you still risk (even more) >> limited clients having issues with it. YMMV. >> > > I suggest you look for a better client to handle the line wrapping > better. ;-) In the meantime, the same file attached with wrapped lines. >
Since there is again no response at all, it seems like everyone is ok with this, so i will propose to add this to the next council agenda for EAPI-5 addition. -- Thomas Sachau Gentoo Linux Developer

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