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Re: local variable for updating the time stamp on save


From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: local variable for updating the time stamp on save
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 12:54:16 -0800

On Jan 21, 2008 12:30 PM, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Well, there's not much we can do about that. We can't offer to fix
>     issues in the past. The GNU Time Machine project it a bit behind
>     schedule (or ahead?).
>
> I suspect that it is sending us into the future so fast
> that bugs go for years without being fixed.

That sounds about right.   :)  It really stands as a caveat about
changing behavior.  It causes folks to stumble for years on end
before fixes propagate through all the layers.  Heck, I still have
to concern myself with shell anachronisms that were cleaned up
in the early 80's.  Solaris' /bin/sh is rather extreme though.

Thanks for fixing this stuff up for whenever I eventually see it.  :)

By the way:
>      > and for autotools:
 >     >
 >     > coding
>
>    Don't know about this one.
>
> `coding' is a "fake" variable you can specify in the -*- line to
> specify the file's coding system.  If specifying that "variable"
> causes questions, please send a precise test case and we
> will debug it.

I extracted those names from text found between 'Local Variables:' and
'End:' lines, so autotools is using it down there and not in the -*- line.
Leastwise, they are _trying_ to use it there.

Cheers - Bruce




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