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Re: tarball in tarball: opinions

Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> So, is using tarball in tarball considered "bad" these days?  Is it
> viewed as an approach that once had its time but is now discouraged,
> or is it just a matter of personal preference and creating a
> README.source that tells the user what to do file makes it all okay?

I've always hated it, particularly because it throws out the ability to
unpack the entire archive automatically and run code analysis tools on
it. Also because it was how people worked around many problems with the old
source format for years, instead of fixing the format.

README.source is a bandaid on a three-inch slash across our collective ankle.

see shy jo

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