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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 16:40:18 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Colin Walters <address@hidden>

    > On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 12:34, Robert Anderson wrote:

    >> So what's the discussion then?  The whole point of a file-id is
    >> uniqueness.

    > If you're going to be adding a bunch of lines to your files, why not
    > have it also serve a dual purpose as a short description?

We've actually learned that lesson the hard way, long ago.

A short description is the sort of thing that you are likely to want
to change for some files, over time -- perhaps to fix a typo, perhaps
to change the description.     The instances where you will want to
change the description to not reliably coincide with instances where
you want to change the file tag.


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