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Jargon File to Cookie Reformatter v1.2
Blame: Kevin Brott <kbrott atsign gmail d0t com>
Date: Sun Nov 22 08:00:00 PST 2015

Converts the newer [>= v4.4.1] xml-style Lexicon of ESR's Jargon File [local mirror] to a Unix fortune cookie file in the current working directory.
Suitable for the Unix fortune program [sources], or any file-format compliant Wintendo implementation of it like wfortune.
Assumes that $WDIR is defined as the TOP-level DIR of a Jargon File mirror.  See the script for an example of a working mirror-script.
 Also assumes that the GNU-equivalent of each of the commands is available.  Change the appropriate PROGRAMS definition to fit your command locations.
 This code is mostly portable across SysV systems - but YMMV.  On most Linux distributions you should not have to change anything but $WDIR.
  -d          DEBUG mode [SPAMMY!]
  -h, --help  THIS MESSAGE

Archive Contents

1339244 2015-11-22 08:00:00 jargon-cookie
pre-processed conversion of ESR's Jargon File v4.4.8
9256 2015-11-22 08:00:00 jargon-cookie.dat
.DAT file for jargon-cookie
2558 2015-11-22 08:00:00
html-to-cookie conversion script
228 2015-11-22 08:00:00
Script to mirror ESR's Jargon File content
Binary Data jf2cookie-1.2.tar.bz2406.45 KB
Binary Data jf2cookie-1.2.tar.xz422.6 KB
Package icon jf2cookie-1.2.zip535.88 KB
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syntactic salt: n.

   The opposite of syntactic sugar, a feature designed to make it harder
   to write bad code. Specifically, syntactic salt is a hoop the
   programmer must jump through just to prove that he knows what's going
   on, rather than to express a program action. Some programmers consider
   required type declarations to be syntactic salt. A requirement to write
   end if, end while, end do, etc.: to terminate the last block controlled
   by a control construct (as opposed to just end) would definitely be
   syntactic salt. Syntactic salt is like the real thing in that it tends
   to raise hackers' blood pressures in an unhealthy way. Compare