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Re: Debian patches

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Debian patches
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 23:25:43 +0000

2010/3/6 Jim Meyering <address@hidden>:
> Reuben Thomas wrote:
>> I attach a patch for grep.1 and grep.texi which improves the discussion of 
>> PCRE.
> Thanks.  Applied, as below.
> In the future, please include full git format-patch output,
> or send with git send-email, including a
> ChangeLog-style-with-discussion-when-appropriate commit log.
>> I notice that grep.texi now uses year ranges in its copyright notice.
>> I am confused, because I thought this was discouraged. Has thinking
>> changed on this?
> I've always seen obvious value in using ranges, and decreased value
> in writing them out.  Arguments to the contrary?  I could try claiming
> amnesia or even Alzheimer's ;-)


"Do not abbreviate the year list using a range; for instance, do not
write ‘1996--1998’; instead, write ‘1996, 1997, 1998’."


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