Subject: Re: Best way to get 1.4?
To: Laine Stump <>
From: dustin sallings <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/19/1999 22:36:17
On Thu, 20 May 1999, Laine Stump wrote:

// (BTW, why did we switch to the (afaik) "Linux-ism" of .tgz instead
// of .tar.gz? Is the savings of 3 characters really worth it? This
// screws up the mode stuff in my emacs that lets it read .tar.gz files
// (it does gzip mode when it sees .gz, then does tarmode on the
// results when it sees .tar, but since these two modes are separate
// from each other, there isn't an easy way to make it understand .tgz
// - I end up just renaming the file instead of trying to decode
// elisp).)

	.tar.gz takes a lot longer to type than .tgz.  If your application
isn't understanding it, you should probably fix the application.  Great
reason to learn lisp.  .tgz has been around for quite a while now.

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