Re: executable files in examples?
Marcelo E. Magallon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 08:51:31PM +0000, Joerg Sommer wrote:
> > I reported my wish #281892 to have a file in examples executable to
> > make it possible to create a symlink on it that is placed in the
> > PATH. Or that is to say I would like to have the file
> > bogominitrain.pl in examples executable to symlink on it from ~/bin/.
> > This way I have always the up to date version (in contrast to copying
> > the file).
> $ cat > ~/bin/foo
> perl /usr/share/pkg/examples/foo.pl "$*"
OK, this is a possibility.
> That said, I guess I don't think it's sane to define policy for
> something like this.
Do the policy say executable files are prohibited in examples?
> My guess (I won't go near bogofilter, that dog ate my homework once
> already) is that the script isn't generally useful
No, it's very useful.
> and upstream doesn't want to maintain a generally useful script with
> that functionality.
It's maintained in that way, that it is the up to date version. That's
enough for me.
Nichts ist so langweilig, wie die Wiederholung seinerselbst.