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[Gnu-arch-users] another problem with current `arch-tag:' syntax

From: Miles Bader
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] another problem with current `arch-tag:' syntax
Date: 01 Sep 2003 13:25:59 +0900

... that hopefully can be fixed with `arch-id:' --

Currently it only accepts `arch-tag:' if it's preceded entirely by
`punctuation' on the line, which runs afoul of many common comment
syntaxes, e.g. address@hidden' (texinfo), `rem' (basic, dos batch files), `dnl'
(autoconf/m4), etc.  This is an especially vexing restriction for file
types that have _only_ line-oriented comments.

It seems good enough to require that the immediately preceding character
be non-alphanumeric (in most cases whitespace, but some people might
like to write things like `#arch-tag: ...' in a shell file).

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it
has to be us.  -- Jerry Garcia

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