Re: [hackers] [sent] [PATCH 2/2] replace farbfeld with libnetpbm

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 06:40:27 +0100

On Sun, 13 Dec 2015 11:26:34 +1300 wrote:

> Valid observation, although this patch is about changing the intermediate
> format, not the input format.

I know, but what argument can you give? I mean, this entire thing is only
based on spread- and team-arguments.
The technical side has been lacking for quite a while now.

I understand, netpbm is _the_ format here and I shouldn't dare to question
the fact that it is widespread as hell.
But apart from widespread, what is a reason to use it? The library interface
is as cumbersome to use as libpng. There are good reasons why sent doesn't
use PNG as an intermediate format.

So, what is the reason? What does netpbm really _do_ better than farbfeld?
And no, Roberto, writing an image in ed does not cut it.



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