(a) Just stupid by itself?
(b) An example of how people that don't understand audio should stay away from making programs for converting formats?
(c) An example of how FOSS software almost always blows?
(d) All of the above?
I'll take what's behind door number four, Monty. I'm preparing to spend the day in format conversion hell, because of a stupid-ass console program that makes a redundant format that, for some bizarre reason, about 10 extremely vocal consumers prefer. In that light, FLAC and AU are disturbingly similar. I will do this, of course, but don't expect me to be happy about it. (In that light, FLAC and AU are exactly alike.)