On 21.11.19 10:55, Wouter Verhelst wrote: >> 1. Shortens tag names. > I do not see how that is a good thing. > > "debian-copyright-file-uses-obsolete-national-encoding" is a sentence, which > inherently makes it extremely human-readable. For a tool that is > primarily meant to validate the output of a human, this is an immensely > useful feature.
to be honest, i already find myself resorting to lintian-info for an explanation of what these supposedly "extremely human-readable sentences" actually mean (and what these meanings imply) far too often. so i probably would be just as happy with new, more terse but namespaced tags. >> 3. Frees up name space (good tags are rare). i guess this is the problem, and everything that helps with it has my +1. just my 1¢. fgamsdr IOhannes