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Re: Meta-data in source files

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: Re: Meta-data in source files
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 21:31:27 -0400

    Could we agree to refrain from storing meta-data in source files?  I'm
    referring here to things like "Time-stamp: ..." and CVS' "$Id" and

    The right place for this information is in the version control system.
    Putting them in the source files causes spurious conflicts, specially
    in the case of "Time-stamp", which CVS doesn't understand.

I have always preferred not to have such things in Emacs source files.
It is the people who wrote the files (outside Emacs) who want them,
but in Emacs itself they tend to cause confusion.  I have stopped
pushing on it, but I would be glad if those were deleted.

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