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Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: m4 files not unique in 8.3 environments
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:58:14 +0200

> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:31:58 -0800
> Cc: 
> We shouldn't waste our collective brain cells on 8.3 limitations any
> more.

I didn't ask anyone to waste their brain cells: that's what I'm here
for.  I found the problem, analyzed it, and suggested a simple
solution: to rename 2 files.  If my suggestion were accepted, instead
of starting a dispute, we could be off doing more important things

In a more philosophical mood, I find the reaction to such a simple
request to be astonishing.  Principles are fine (I myself have a few),
but we shouldn't forget that they are the means, not the ends.  What
good is Free Software for if, instead of being kind and cooperative,
we adopt the ``my way or the highway'' style?

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