Re: snippets [was Re: Respect for Upstream Authors and Snippets of Interest]
On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 01:09:14PM -0600, Barak Pearlmutter wrote:
> *** BY MY DEFINITION:
> *** A "snippet" is a file in a source tarball which:
> *** - MERELY ACCOMPANIES and is not an integral part of the source
> *** - is REMOVABLE
> *** - is NON-FUNCTIONAL (not code, not documentation, not needed for build)
> *** - is NON-TECHNICAL in nature
> *** - is usually of historic, humorous, or prurient interest
> *** - is usually NOT itself MODIFIABLE, eg "may redistribute verbatim"
> *** - is very SMALL compared to the technical material it accompanies
> *** (Good examples of such snippets are historic or humorous emails
> *** and usenet posts, political essays, jokes, and the like.)
I think this is a good definition, and I also see no reason to remove
these. I've never minded their presence before, except that I thought
some of them to be bloat.
> Like chocolate sprinkles, they should not be overused.
You'll need a different example here. It is not possible to overuse