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Changes to source guidelines

   Date: Tue, 12 Apr 94 07:17 PDT
   From: "James A. Robinson" <jimr@simons-rock.edu>

   > Why???? The only real benefit of symbolic links is that they can be used 
   > between files on different file systems. Will the really be any systems 
   > with files in the same directory on different file systems? So-called 
   > hard links can be smaller and quicker, and they *never* point off into 
   > empty file space, so why not use them?

   I would think that with the change it reads:

   Please do not create symbolic links in the manual page directories;
   use hard links instead. 

Actually, it really doesn't matter.  Either way is fine.  I'll remove
the statement from the guidelines.

Ian Murdock <imurdock@gnu.ai.mit.edu>

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