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Re: [dumb] one you run ./configure then make

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: [dumb] one you run ./configure then make
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:28:35 -0500
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address@hidden (Dave Goldberg) writes:

> I went through this (finally) a couple years ago.  Yes, just put a
> copy (good to keep a backup of the 2.X version for at least a while)
> of your old .bbdb in ~/.  When you run M-x bbdb from emacs it will
> detect the old version, convert it and offer to save.  It worked about
> 90% perfectly for me.  I don't recall all the details but one issue
> that came up is that some phone numbers, all of which were recorded as
> strings in my 2.X file, were converted into an array.  bbdb itself
> didn't seem to care which format was used - I only noticed because
> some custom code I had choked on the records that were turned into
> arrays.

Good to hear some personal experience on this... I wonder if arrays are
less labor to retrieve as needed and less space intensive when

When you said bbdb didn't seem to care about the format... do you mean
it would display phone numbers in more than one format?  Whatever it
was saved as?

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