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Re: Encoding the name in the file contents (was Re: Towards a new LPPL draft)

> > On 24 Jul 2002, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > > What is the difference between that and the following?
> > > register_std("LaTeX");
> > > (Which, as I understand it, is a C equivalent to the \NeedsTeXFormat
> > > thing.)

> On Wed, 2002-07-24 at 18:56, Mark Rafn wrote:
> > The difference is that the printf is intended to identify to the human
> > running the program what version she has, and the registration is intended
> > to prevent compatible derivative works.

On 24 Jul 2002, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> I'm confused.  How are they incompatible?

They're incompatible because the intent is to write programs that check
this string and behave differently if it does not give the
forbidden-in-changed-works answer.

Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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