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From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid `SCM_VALIDATE_LIST ()'
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:40:15 -0300
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Ludovic Courtès escreveu:
>> On a tangent, is anyone still seriously considering to run Emacs atop GUILE?
> There's Ken Reaburn's attempt at ,
> and there's also the Elisp support that's under `lang'.  I don't think
> the former is really maintained.  The latter isn't actively maintained
> either but I think it's in a pretty good shape.  Neil?

What is the intended use case of running Elisp in GUILE ?  Is anyone using it
for anything?

>> -;;;; Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> +;;;; Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> Can we do this in one fell swoop, adding 2008 to all files?
> I wouldn't do that.  I think updating the copyright year *when* a change
> is made is better: it allows people to see at a glance whether a file
> has been changed at all recently 

I think that 

  git log FILE

is the reliable and precise way to check that.  The headers are so much 
boilerplate that I pretty much ignore all of them.

> and avoids pointless commits.

We could add 2008 to all files in a single commit, and avoid poluting 
diffs with header blah blah for an entire year.

> However, the GNU maintainer's guide (see (info "(maintain) Copyright
> Notices")) prefers the other way:
>      To update the list of year numbers, add each year in which you have
>   made nontrivial changes to the package.  (Here we assume you're using a
>   publicly accessible revision control server, so that every revision
>   installed is also immediately and automatically published.)  When you
>   add the new year, it is not required to keep track of which files have
>   seen significant changes in the new year and which have not.  It is
>   recommended and simpler to add the new year to all files in the
>   package, and be done with it for the rest of the year.

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