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Re: Updating release version to 22.1

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Updating release version to 22.1
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 12:33:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> This assumes that most version numbers in the text can stay ("will be
>> available with version xxx" is a good candidate).  That will still
>> need to cater for "the current version is xxx", but maybe _those_ can
>> partly be autogenerated with CVS keywords, depending on the kind of
>> text?
> Certainly it would be better to use a variable than straight text where
> possible.  But, please, no address@hidden cvs keywords (which have bugger-all
> connection to anything real anyway).
> Where do all these instances of release numbers occur anyway?  (Kim?)

M-x grep RET 21\.4 * RET

The majority comes from

(defcustom ...
:version "21.4")

which certainly need to use a string constant.

> Cases in lisp code obviously should refer to a lisp variable instead
> (emacs-version, emacs-next-major-release :-).

(defcustom ...
:version emacs-version)

Ah, yes, really obvious?

Oh you mean

(defcustom ...
:version emacs-version-21-4)

that would work nicely.

> Cases in help text or texinfo could possibly be addressed with some
> analogous mechanism.

I'm sure there are just as obvious solutions for this too.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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