Re: Inconsistencies in our approach
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Keith Dunwoody wrote:
KD>> But let it be:
KD>> If the package gets extra input information as a part of using it
KD>> _and_ a result substantially[*] varies, depending this input
KD>> information _and_ these variations at least partially controlled by
KD>> statements in package[**] - package is a software.
KD>> [*] substantially depends - depends hard enough for at least some
KD>So the multitude of "Hello World" programs arn't software?
Exactly. hello-*.deb distributed in Debian for
documentation purposes, not as software. As in any other similar
KD>Benchmarks arn't software?
No. Benchmarks are software. They are get information from
tested|benchmarked hardware. Not a usual source of information for a
program, but still input.
Even an input from random numbers generator is still an
KD>Your definition seems to differ from standard usage.
What is the standard usage?