Re: new source format
firstname.lastname@example.org (Jules Bean) wrote on 16.03.99 in <Pine.SOL.3.95q.990316124800.2674Oemail@example.com>:
> Is having a long Unpack-Commands header preferable to an unpack control
> I would have thought the latter was more flexible.
That's *why* the header solution is preferrable. Ian has always pointed
out (and I now think he's right) that we do not want arbitrary scripts
executed on unpacking the source. That's just too dangerous.
Of course, you could still put this in a separate file and _call_ that an
"unpack script", but the important thing is that it needs to have a
severely restricted syntax that does *not* allow calling arbitrary