On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:57:43PM +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote:
Am Montag, den 26.04.2010, 20:51 +0200 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 08:16:29PM +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote:
>Am Montag, den 26.04.2010, 17:45 +0200 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
>> >Do we wrap lists in debian/control (for example, Build-Depends)?
>>
>> It is new to me - I had seen it before but you guys made me >> reflect on it and have now made CDBS do it by default. In other >> words: I love it!
>>
>> I do not like long indentations, though. I propose that we >> recommend wrapping with comma+newline+one-single-space.
>
>I prefer the long indentations to have all items below the first >one. This make the affiliation more visible, because of the >different width of the indentation.

The convention documented in Debian Policy §7.1 is "single space after each comma" and "wrapping [...] after a comma and before the space following that comma."

§7.1 does permit multiple spaces "Whitespace may appear at any point[...]"

Yes.  That's why I wrote that it is a convention, not a requirement.


This is in line with other more restrictive file formats (§5.6.13, §5.6.21), which mandates single-space indentation.

In my opinion it has noting to do with §5.6.13 (Description is not a list) and §5.6.21 (Files are separated by newlines and not commas).

What they have in common is pseudo-rfc822 format, I believe.


We clearly disagree, and noone else have shared their opinion.

I suggest we document that there is no consensus on format of multi-line lists for now.


 - Jonas

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