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Re: please put version timestamp inside .el files

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: please put version timestamp inside .el files
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 13:57:02 +0300

On 8 May 2001, Stefan Monnier wrote:

> >>>>> "Dan" == Dan Jacobson <jidanni@kimo.FiXcomTHiS.tw> writes:
> > as many users are using various emacs.rpm and emacs-el.rpm
> > distributions, it's very easy to be unsure about what .el and .elc's
> > one is using.
> I'm not sure what you're referring to exactly.

Probably to a situation where Joe Random User has a hodgepodge of
different versions of the same package, downloaded from a few random
locations on the net.  Our Joe then wants to know which version is the

IMHO, users should be discouraged from mixing packages in such ways,
unless they _really_ know what they are doing (in which case Diff or
Ediff is their friend).  Otherwise, they should stick to the bundled
versions, because those at least were tested together with the other
related packages and the C core.

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