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Re: gEDA-user: weird names in PCB part library

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 02:03:53PM -0400, harry eaton wrote:
> Here is my take on the pcb libraries; it basically agrees with Steve's.
> I personally do not know the ins and outs of M4 - I know just
> enough to toy with the M4 based libraries. That does not mean that
> M4 is bad, but I agree that *users* of pcb should not need to know M4.
> Surprise! They don't. That's why I wrote the new style libraries, so nobody
> would be *required* to write M4 macros, including me.  That I did not
> gut the M4 macro libraries from pcb was a good thing.  Eventually it will be
> possible to remove them (at least to a separate tool folder), but anyone can
> safely ignore them now. I marked them all with ~ because many of the
> old library parts are just plain wrong and I want to avoid having any bad
> elements appear in the new libraries. Even so, the old libraries were very
> useful and it would have been a huge penalty to pcb to remove them
> completely
> and I had no chance of having the time and energy to validate the good ones.

Heh - I think I have designed the whole Twister using mostly the old libraries
:) I didn't know their use is discouraged :)