Re: non-software violates social contract?
On Tuesday, August 27, 2002, at 02:19 PM, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
I think it's clear that graphics fonts and documentation are not
I think it's clear you don't work with fonts or documentation.
I work with both. I understand these complexities but I didn't really
want to go into them. There are quite a few things (RFCs, the GPL,
etc.) which I think are clearly not intended to be executed by
computers. I don't think arguing about AI and advanced parsing
techniques is relevant to the point at hand.
[...] XML (and SGML) are just alternate forms of expressing S-exps,
used in LISPs [sic] for programming [...]
So? ASCII is used in C programming.
What about a program that consists solely of printf statements,
static text? Is that documentation, or "software"?
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