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Where has the practice of sending screen shots as source code come from?

On Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:13:05 -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:

> I'm afraid the perspective may be:
> Text == primitive
> GUI == modern
> It feel like it'd be possible to train a neural network to translate
> text in a screenshot to plain text though.

That would be OCR, which has been around long before neural networks. 
Neither OCR nor neural networks can magically enhance low-res pixellated 
images and *accurately* turn them into text.