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Re: arch taglines for emacs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: arch taglines for emacs
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 14:00:21 -0400

    That is a specific variation on the general idea we've been kicking
    around for what to do.   It's likely we'll do something like that.
    The specific proposal doesn't answer the question of changes to spaces
    _within_ the tag:

      /* arch-tag: tagged on 2003-01-01-12:12:12 by miles bader 
<address@hidden>!! */


      /* arch-tag: tagged on 2003-01-01-12:12:12 by miles 
bader<address@hidden>!! */

Deletion of a single space is unlikely--filling won't do that, and
humans are likely to think of it as a real change and not do it

By contrast, what is likely to happen is changes in number of spaces.
So if you treat all whitespace groups as equivalent to a single space,
you should avoid the problem.

Also, if you use string syntax with doublequotes, people are likely to
avoid changing anything inside that, even the number of spaces.

    but that would produce the inventory tag:


    which "seems wrong".   (It would work fine -- it just looks odd.) 
    If the comment changed to:

            /*arch-tag: 53bb84c6-dee0-46c6-a275-2db144993d89*/

    that would (undesirably) change the inventory tag:


That change would be unlikely, so maybe we should just use this
form and let the */ be part of the arch tag.

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