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Re: maint scripts

On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 02:19:56AM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 08:15:07PM -0400, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > As per policy, my unofficial package of IRAF now includes a perl script
> > update-extern.pkg.pl which is installed in /usr/bin/.  It will be used
> > by external IRAF packages, each of which need to update extern.pkg.  Of
> > course, each also depends on IRAF.  If memory serves, the script
> > shouldn't have the .pl extension; can someone remind me why?  (I like it
> > because then vim color-highlights it).
> The implementation of a program has nothing to do with the functionality
> it provides. If you re-implment the script in another language (e.g.
I agree; its an isomorphism.

But I thought I remembered something like this in policy.  Couldn't find
it though.

> python) are you ready to file RC bugs on all packages that use the
> program because they have to change the name of the executable?
They'll all be my packages, so it won't be a problem.

> (Plus vim also enables syntax highlighting on #!/usr/bin/perl IIRC)
It doesn't work for me out of the box .. but I don't know much.  Let me
know if there's a setting I've missed. 

aptitude install iraf saods9 eclipse xpa sextractor x11iraf wcstools pyraf

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