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Re: Bug#666715: ITP: dedupdedup -- find duplicate programs for finding duplicate files

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:
> On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 05:54:50PM +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:

>> But, since freedom of choice IS important, and not everyone has seen
>> the Light yet, I suppose we can maintain all three. But I strongly
>> suggest the interchange format to be lisp code.

> I object to data file formats that are expressed in a Turing complete
> language. I'd be happy with either XML encoded in JSON or the WAP BXML
> format instead, though.

It's ridiculous that we would even consider endorsing a blatant
reinvention of the wheel like WAP BXML rather than simply using ASN.1 as
our standard binary encoding.  Particularly since, as a bonus, that would
allow us to store our duplication information directly in the Debian
project LDAP servers without further encoding.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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