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Re: Fedora Project launches Pre-Extras



On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 18:56:04 -0500, Charles R. Anderson <cra wpi edu> wrote:
> Programs shouldn't be parsing filenames.  They should be using rpmlib
> or rpm -q to extract the tags they need from the package.

This seems reasonable to me. But for the sake of discussion, i want to
see some examples of end-user facing tools still being maintained that
still parse filenames for versioning information.
The last tool i used as a user that parsed filenames was grab. And
while i loved and cherished grab when i used it...I really don't think
relying on the filename in a programatic way is a smart thing to do or
something to be encouraged.


-jef


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