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Re: Adding missing copyright years

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Adding missing copyright years
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 00:01:34 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     What if 10 lines get changed in each year of (say) 2000-2005
>     inclusive? Each year, the changes are too small to be substantial. But
>     the net result is that the state of the code in 2005 differs
>     substantially from that of 2000 (by 60 lines in this example). How is
>     the copyright header supposed to deal with this kind of gradual,
>     cumulative change?
> I guess in that case we should list the years in which the change
> accumulates to enough to be significant.

Besides the strange updates to cua-base.el / cua-rect.el reported earlier,
I also noticed that in net/telnet.el, year 2004 was _changed_ into 2005.
But while there were changes in 2004, there are no changes in 2005.

TO me, the recent updates seem to be a step backwards, rather than forwards,
in terms of accuracy.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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