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Re: VC-tag again

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: VC-tag again
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:40:40 +0200

Reuben Thomas wrote:

> On 29 April 2011 19:26, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think it's time, if you're interested.
> I am. Is there anything for me to do here? I can't quite tell from
> reading what you wrote.

Do you want to create a gnulib module?
It would arrange in its modules file to include a template (via Files:),
and add a Makefile rule (via its Makefile.am: section) to substitute
the package name into the numerous slots in the template file.

I.e., compare the file from grep and diffutils.
I think all differences are just s/grep/diffutils/.
i.e., just the package name.

For extra credit, add a method for a package to insert its own
private steps (via a sed/perl/awk snippet?) somewhere into the
resulting file.
Then, even coreutils could use it, inserting via this hook
the parts that no other package would probably ever use.

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