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

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:59:07 +0900
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>>>>> "Miles" == Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

    Miles> It doesn't matter if taglines are `meta-data' -- the idea
    Miles> that this somehow makes them `inappropriate' is thus far
    Miles> completely unsupported.  Typical source files have all
    Miles> _kinds_ of meta-data in them; it's if anything, a grand
    Miles> tradition.

It's not "being meta-data" that makes tags inappropriate.  Being pure
meta-data is a necessary condition for thinking about excluding them.

Nobody is arguing that they are inappropriate in all situations,
AFAICT.  For example, you (personally, with rms's approval) could
officially add the tagline to the lisp-mnt.el standard, and I think
that would be completely traditional.  But the reductionist argument
Tom is making ("it's all data, so if arch uses it, objecting to it is
wrong") is a bug.

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