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Re: snippets

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> Unless you can find some evidence in the -private archives that the GNU
> Manifesto was specifically mentioned and a conclusion reached, I

I do agree that history, and precedent, and the practices of others,
are a weak guide.  But we should not ignore them entirely.

In any case, you're trying to put the burden of proof on the "snippets
are okay" view.  But you would agree, I hope, that we do have lots of
snippets, and that no one has ever had a problem with or objection to
them before.  Since not purging them is current practice, the burden
of proof really is on you to show a compelling reason for purging
them, instead of just retaining the relaxed attitude about them that
we've had to date.

If it makes you feel any better, we could call it "don't ask don't
tell", in that we won't go on a snippet witch hunt, but we also won't
encourage snippets or even really talk about them.  That would be my

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