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Re: intro-string in byte-compiled files

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: intro-string in byte-compiled files
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:02:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> I wonder if the following code found in all byte-compiled files still
> makes sense:

> ;;; This file uses dynamic docstrings, first added in Emacs 19.29.
> (if (and (boundp 'emacs-version)
>      (< (aref emacs-version (1- (length emacs-version))) ?A)
>       (or (and (boundp 'epoch::version) epoch::version)
>            (string-lessp emacs-version "19.29")))
>     (error "`simple.el' was compiled for Emacs 19.29 or later"))

> Emacs 19.29 was released 13 years ago. It is nice to be backwards
> compatible, but as some point such things should be dropped.

Indeed, this should be dropped: our byte-compiled files won't even work
in Emacs-22 anyway.


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