Re: Defining 'preferred form for making modifications'
On Tuesday, Jul 1, 2003, at 16:35 US/Eastern, Thomas Bushnell, BSG
"Brian T. Sniffen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Nonsense. I edit multiple images into a single image all the time,
rarely save an XCF file: multiple layers live in the image-editor's
memory, but never hit the disk. There is no persistent form which
represents "source" any more than there is for a wood carving or a
There is, but you delete them.
No, there is no persistent form. Or, to use a better word, a "fixed"
Let's assume for a moment that I have to keep the otherwise temporary
multiple-layered version of an image. Then I want to know which if the
following I must also keep:
a) Several times while editing an image, I save. Each new save is
clearly a derivative work of the previous save. Do I have to
keep every save as source?
b) (a), but for C source
c) When editing a file in vim, I often create multiple panes. Much
like having multiple layers in an image, it eases editing. That
set up would probably be useful to anyone else who is modifying
that file. Normally these panes are destroyed when I dispose of
the editor window. Are they source?
d) I also use syntax coloring when editing code. If I use my own
custom syntax coloring, is that part of the source?
I'm particularly interested in how (a) and (b) are any different.