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Re: Compiled files without sources????

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Compiled files without sources????
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:04:17 -0400
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm not sure who you mean by "developers", and I can't understand the
> rest of the sentence concretely ether, but I think you've changed the
> subject.  For any generated files we distribute, we must provide the
> corresponding source code.  Somewhat related source code is not
> enough.

The point is that the generated code was subsequently modified as though
it was source code, not as though it was object code.  If this activity
is forbidden, that seems like an unreasonable restriction.

> If you write a script that does the editing, that will fill the gap.
> The grammar file, plus the script, will add up to the source code to
> produce the needed generated file.  Can you please add that to the
> repository and the release tarballs?

A "script" is just a diff of the old and new source files, which anybody
can trivially do.

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