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

Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> writes:

> > The LaTeX people are not able to know whether "pristine files are
> > expected", because they don't know all the circumstances under which
> > their product is used.
> You're missing the point. The LaTeX people certainly do know that
> there are *some* places where pristine files are expected. It's not
> necessary for them to be able to identify each of those places
> individually.

No, you're missing the point.

They have no information whatsoever about the user of the package.
They *cannot* assume, for example, that the package is being used to
translate LaTeX source into PDF files or the like.  

They have no idea what the user expects, because they have no idea who
the user *is*.

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