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comment Must developers understand the business domain or should the specification be sufficient?
+1, Developers (as in not system architects) should not require any knowledge of the field. In a perfect organization the coding should be made in small enough pieces that don't require any knowledge of the final product. Now, how many "perfect organizations" there are in the world... Usually it is something like: Add a feature explained with one line containing phrases: you know, sort of, like in this webpage,...
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comment What is the simplest human readable configuration file format?
the problem here is that the app has to support osx, win and ubuntu and have access to filesystem. So my only alternative is static python executable (and wx for native look). Or is there another languages? Can you make static java executables?
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comment What is the simplest human readable configuration file format?
@MSalters Is there already some solutions for the example that you gave. Let say that you have a closed set of variable names and you know that the variable should be of type string/float/int and so on. If I would pass that line to MS word autocorrect (with a tweaked ruleset) I would guess that it should pass my config parser. The question is, who has made it as a usable library? I am not going to use word as my config file parser backend...
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comment What is the simplest human readable configuration file format?
hmm, so is my first codeblock YAML if I change the "." and "=" to ":" and lose the aphostropes ? There is a bit redundant data but then it would be up to the user which notation he likes best.
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comment What is the simplest human readable configuration file format?
@sjoerd This is what I wanted to know. Is there algorithms that are more on the human language than programs in this sense.
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comment What is the simplest human readable configuration file format?
@PatrickHughes I would guess there already exists one. Are you aware of such a program. I would not like to take time just to "pretty print" simple things. The problem is that adding small program breaks requires more. I mean every computer has vim, textedit or notepad.
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comment Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
@DavidThornley: by appStore I meant the mac app store. Iphone is not compatible with any GPL licenses. This is if you are not the only author of the code.
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comment Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
@BryanOakley Yes, I agree that in this freeSources-vs-apple case another license would be the simple solution, but then this question and comments would not exists: "Can I sell compiled MIT-licenced-code in apple store? Yes, case closed." Also, I am partly pissed off from apple policy and thus GPL (If Steve Jobs can hear this, "Software should be free, you *******"). My software would be free in appstore, if you wonder the "selling"-aspect.
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revised Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
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comment Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
Now I am a bit confused. How can you put GPL + something extra? So if I make a program, can I put the same code to "all rights reserved" and GPL? And the sources can be in the same version control (just different branches for different license files)?
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comment Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
Hmm, ok. In the case that app store is the only distribution channel then there is a contradiction... but now that I have googled, there are a lot of apps that are GPLed and in apple store. So, for now, it should be ok to put the binaries there and sources somewhere else. Also I found this: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/6109/…
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comment Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?
How about this one (iRail)? bonsansnom.wordpress.com/2011/01/08/… "Good news! We are still on the appstore although we use the GPL." The programmer claims that he still owns the rights to the code even it is GPLed and thus can put it to apple store.
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