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Re: BDF Considered Harmful?

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> This is not the right analogy. A C source file by itself cannot be run
> without having been compiled while, AFAICT from the given description,
> a BDF "source" file can be.  Make an analogy with Perl source file, it
> will work better: they do have copyright notices and comments, yet we
> ship them in binary packages.

With Perl you have no choice. AFAIK there is no binary Perl format.

> A question I have and that hasn't been addressed by the original
> request is: what is the advantage to have BDF files in binary
> packages? Comments and copyright notices don't look like a real
> advantage to me.

Copyright notices belong in /usr/share/doc/package/copyright.

Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au>

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