[rb-general] rb-prefix-map spec: don't be as democratic to consumers

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Wed Mar 15 10:24:00 CET 2017

Bernhard M. Wiedemann:
> Am 14.03.2017 um 21:05 schrieb Ximin Luo:
>> but I think the intent is clear and there should be no 
>> misunderstanding in practise.
> To me the definition sounds a lot like legalese.
> You and a few others might agree, it means a certain thing, but I
> prefer examples for illustration.
> It should be clear what is meant by
> producers (is already defined in Overview)
> general software
> special contracts
> output emitted (=binaries built from source?)
> general consumers

Well, if I add too much text just to cater to minority cases or imagined future scenarios, other people would complain that it's too long. In the absence of a concrete suggestion I'll just leave it like it is.

> I guess there can be other cases, where producers are
> doxygen/javadoc/imagemagick ... but most of those path outputs are for
> human consumption, not for machine consumption

I don't know where you get "most" from, I rather was under the impression "most" is embedded DWARF debuginfo which is not for direct human consumption. There are significant numbers of both, and this spec is meant to be used for both. However, I'm not sure how this relates to the previous points.


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