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Re: [Bug-gnulib] gnulib-tool --import

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] gnulib-tool --import
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:36:59 +0200
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Two other thoughts about "gnulib-tool --import":

* When it modifies a file - regardless whether it is a source file belonging
  to a module or an infrastructure file like configure.ac -, it should make
  a backup (ex.: cp configure.ac configure.ac~).

* Local modifications of files in lib/ and m4/ can be overwritten. If a
  developer has the need to use local modifications of xmalloc.c, error.c
  etc., he should do so in his gnulib CVS checkout.
  This rule provides two benefits: 1. you don't need to compare timestamps
  of files in order to detect local modifications of source files, 2.
  it makes it easier for the developer to submit his local modifications -
  just need to do a "cvs diff" - and to keep them updated (via
  "cvs update").


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