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Re: --version for CVS Bison

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Re: --version for CVS Bison
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 14:25:41 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 29 May 2006, Akim Demaille wrote:

> Le 29 mai 06 ? 08:29, Paul Eggert a ?crit :
> > All other things being equal, it's better for --version output to be
> > consistent with the rest of the program.

I agree, but I think the technical difficulties Akim described outway this 

> > Otherwise we'd have to
> > document the inconsistency, and explain why it's inconsistent, and I
> > suspect that whatever explanation we come up with (which I don't fully
> > understand myself yet) would cause more trouble than it'd cure.

I don't see it so much as an inconsistency.  I just figure --version gives 
more information than VERSION itself does.

> I would have selected Joel's solution, but with a new change-id.c file
> to save cycles.

What would be in that file?


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