Bug#958441: debtags: Please add Cobol language tag (devel::lang:cobol)

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Bug#958441: debtags: Please add Cobol language tag (devel::lang:cobol)

Petter Reinholdtsen
Package: debtags
Severity: wishlist

While tagging the gnucobol package, I discovered there is no tag for the
cobol language.  I propose to add a tag devel::lang:cobol for this
purpose.  Perhaps also add implemented-in::cobol for completeness, to
match other programming languages?

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Petter Reinholdtsen

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Bug#958441: debtags: Please add Cobol language tag (devel::lang:cobol)

Enrico Zini
On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 06:03:25AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> Package: debtags
> Severity: wishlist
>
> While tagging the gnucobol package, I discovered there is no tag for the
> cobol language.  I propose to add a tag devel::lang:cobol for this
> purpose.  Perhaps also add implemented-in::cobol for completeness, to
> match other programming languages?

Hi Petter,

I like the idea. One of the policies for new tags, is to have at least 6
or 7 packages that would use them:

https://wiki.debian.org/Debtags/FAQ#What_makes_a_tag_good_for_being_added_to_the_vocabulary.3F

Could you make a list of packages that would fit? It would also help
initializing the tag data so that we don't have tags matching no
packages.

If we still don't have so many packages for those tags in the archive,
you can use devel::lang::TODO implemented-in::TODO for the time being,
or given how well defined are those tags and how cobol is a historically
well established language, we could make an exception. I would still
prefer not to introduce tags without associated packages, though.


Enrico

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Bug#958441: debtags: Please add Cobol language tag (devel::lang:cobol)

Petter Reinholdtsen
[Enrico Zini]
> Could you make a list of packages that would fit? It would also help
> initializing the tag data so that we don't have tags matching no
> packages.

A quick search show these packages mentioning cobol:

pere@meta:~$ apt-cache search cobol
exuberant-ctags - build tag file indexes of source code definitions
gnucobol - COBOL compiler
libcob4 - COBOL compiler - runtime library
libcob4-dev - COBOL compiler - development files
open-cobol - transitional dummy package for gnucobol
sloccount - programs for counting physical source lines of code (SLOC)
src2tex - converter from source program files to TeX format files
universalindentgui - GUI frontend for several code beautifiers
pere@meta:~$

As far as I can tell, only open-cobol should not have the cobol tag
(well, it could get it, but it is just a placeholder for gnucobol).  The
rest can handle cobol code.

> If we still don't have so many packages for those tags in the archive,
> you can use devel::lang::TODO implemented-in::TODO for the time being,
> or given how well defined are those tags and how cobol is a
> historically well established language, we could make an exception. I
> would still prefer not to introduce tags without associated packages,
> though.

I used TODO on gnucobol, but thought it was time to get a cobol tag in
place and filed here too. :)

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Petter Reinholdtsen