On Sat, 17 Sep 2016, Margaret wrote:

[Default] On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:47:10 +0100, Mike Clarke
<jmc-freeb...@milibyte.co.uk> wrote:

For cases where one line comments won't suffice how about providing the facility
to include an extra text file in a port (perhaps "pkg-options") containing
notes about why some particular options would be chosen?

In its simplest form a user would be able to refer to the file before selecting
an option, A further enhancement could be to modify the way that configure
works so that the user can select an option and press "?" to see the section
of text, if any, from pkg-options explaining that option.

I like that idea!

The nice thing about good, useful comments is that, like the
software itself, they generally only have to be written from
scratch ONCE.

It shouldn't be too hard to agree a template for the file you

This already exists, without adding anything at all. There is help text at the bottom of the screen to show these. Unfortunately, I can't think of an example.
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