pkgdata taking a file with a list instead of a list

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This is for 3 closely related issues, the first of which may not be a bug.

1. For some reason, pkgdata takes as its input a text file which contains a list of .res files, why? This doesn't really make sense, why not just take a list of .res files on the command line, or at least support that.

2. This is not documented on the man page. On the man page, it just says '[ file ... ]', without specifying what it actually wants. It wasn't until I found the example near the bottom of this page [1] that I realised I was doing it wrong. This brings me to my third point,

3. pkgdata doesn't fail when passing a list of .res files. It's not until you get a U_MISSING_RESOURCE_ERROR in your program that you find out anything is wrong.

[1] http://icu-project.org/userguide/ResourceManagement.html

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