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Re: [SPAM] Re: [updated PATCH] %language declaration

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [SPAM] Re: [updated PATCH] %language declaration
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 19:47:22 +0100
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As a general rule, the manual should explain only the current Bison
release.  The manual is not a good place to discuss what we might do
in the future, or what things looked like in the past, as typically
such discussions overly complicate the explanation of the present
situation.  Plus, these discussions make the manual harder to maintain
-- and it's important to keep the manual easy to maintain.

Yes, the problem is that we want to refer to features that were introduced since the last version. We cannot refer to it as 2.3b, because the extracted code would be rejected by the current Bison (2.3a+). Joel proposed to have a mechanism that warns whenever a package would be released with version numbers in the manual such as 2.3a+.

Updating version numbers in %require should not be needed for all releases, since extexi is used only for a couple of Bison source code files.


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