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Re: Inconsistencies in our approach

On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 17:33, John Goerzen wrote:

>      <language, programming> (Or "source", or rarely "source
>      language") The form in which a computer program is written by
>      the programmer.  Source code is written in some formal
>      programming language which can be compiled automatically into
>      {object code} or {machine code} or executed by an
>      {interpreter}.
> There is no formal programming language that KJV is written in,

Sure there is. By your definition above, the "formal programming
language" is defined by ANSI X3.4-1968 and consists of such instructions
as "display the glyph 'A' at the next available position", etc.
Generally, it is executed by an interpreter. (Sure, it's a very
specialized language, but there is still source)

> because the KJV is not a set of instructions[1].

Footnote missing. Sure, the KJV isn't itself. But it is when encoded in
ASCII. Or PostScript. Or any other machine-readable form.

>  Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
>  of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
> Under the DFSG, this would fail.


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