lfsml (Was: Re: lfsml-6)

Seth W.Klein sk at sethwklein.net
Fri Jan 17 21:41:04 PST 2003


Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On January 17, 2003 02:29 pm, you wrote:
> > 
> > Before i think about code for displaying more urls in the info element
> > (like for patches), how should that information block actually be
> > handled? Do any of the values there really need to come from variables?
> 
> It'll have to come from variables if the same data is used more than once. 
> It's just easier for us to maintain the book that way, so we don't have to go 
> to a number of different files to change the version number (ie: go to 
> chapter 4 to change it, then to chapter 5 and in some cases to chapter 6 as 
> well. Then finally in appendix a).

I obviously know why one would use a variable. Have you looked at
the info element? It creates the block that contains the homepage
url, size, and time. What i'm wondering is, how much of that data
will you use twice?

cheers,
Seth W. Klein
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