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Re: --version for CVS Bison

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: --version for CVS Bison
Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 15:58:15 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 28 May 2006, Paul Eggert wrote:

> First, let's wait until after 2.3 is out before doing anything on this
> front.  2.3 should be out fairly soon.

That's fine by me.

> The method
> should just result in a new version number

Note that it does at least do that by appending the `+'.

>, not have some new
> component that is printed separately.

I figured the ChangeLog Id just helps CVS users keep more precise track of 
what Bison they're invoking when they type "bison" at the command line.  
It is not strictly part of the version number.  That is, `+' covers a 
range of CVS versions between releases.  Also note that the Id doesn't 
print for a Bison release since the makefile automatically detects whether 
you've added `+' to AC_INIT.

> If we put it in the version
> number then it gets propagated elsewhere automatically (e.g., the
> .tar.gz file name).

The `+' does, yes, but do people normally build a .tar.gz from CVS sources 
(other than at release time)?  If someone does for some reason, is the `+' 
a problem?


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