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Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 14:34:43 -0700

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>> Source files are any files that cannot
>> be reproduced automatically.

>Nope, that's wrong too.

>Source files are those files written and edited by humans.

That's exactly what I said.  Read that sentence again.

>Source _code_ is human (and machine) readable.

This is true, after a fashion.  You still need a tool to read it.
You seem to think that such a tool MUST be a text editor, but in
fact such tools can edit data in other formats.

>Intermediate files that might be "binary" in nature are not source.
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That is true.  Doesn't matter what format they're in.

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