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Re: config.in

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: config.in
Date: 17 Apr 2002 14:08:19 +0900

"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Should users use the CVS version of Emacs?
> We have anon CVS so they could.  Quite a few do.

But those that do quite definitely fall into the class of `unusually
clueful users', even if they don't write any code.  Such people are
quite competent to install the auto* tools; it's not rocket science.

In any case, the _purpose_ of the CVS repository is for development;
it's nice that `clueful' users can also use it to get the latest
sources, but that's a secondary purposes.  The proper thing to do is to
optimize the situation fo _developers_, even if it means a slight extra
inconvenience for this special class of users.

In any case (as I noted before) due to the the timestamp problem, `mere
users' that use CVS are going to end up needing the auto* tools anyway,
even if they never modify a single file, _even if_ the auto-generated
files are in CVS.

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra.  Suddenly it flips over,
pinning you underneath.  At night the ice weasels come.  --Nietzsche

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