[Exherbo-dev] More metadata

Markus Rothe markus at unixforces.net
Sun Aug 3 11:53:04 BST 2008


David Leverton wrote:
> On Sunday 03 August 2008 07:28:39 Markus Rothe wrote:
> > I mean, what's wrong with DESCRIPTION, apart from SUMMARY is easier to
> > write? In my opinion you do an unnecessary variant of something.
> 
> Because that's what it is: it summarises (i.e. short) the purpose of the 
> package, where as DESCRIPTION should describe (i.e. possibly quite long) what 
> it does.

Good point.

I wasn't aware that DESCRIPTION was meant to be a 'long description'. Now that
I know that point of view SUMMARY and DESCRIPTION makes sense.

Regards,

Markus
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