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RE: Readings for an emacs package maintainer ?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Readings for an emacs package maintainer ?
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 09:15:06 -0700

> > I am looking for a good documentation on best practices for an
> > emacs package maintainer.
> > 
> > I want packages I am maintaining to be still supported for old
> > emacsen from, say, 19.x to latest possible (including xemacs).
> A totally fresh example hitted me earlier today: old-style backquotes.
> My package contains lots of them, I can easily rewrite them using the
> new style but I have to (I want to) be sure it could work with emacs <
> 19.29 (or so).
> Wrapping something like:
> (if (and (> emacs-major-version 19)
>        (> emacs-minor-version 29))
>    (defmacro my-modern-macro...)
>   (defmacro my-old-style-macro))
> Is that the best way ?

Dunno what the best way is.

But aren't old-style backquotes still supported? I thought the problem was the
other way around, that new-style backquotes are not supported in older releases.
(That's just what I would have expected - haven't checked anything.)

If I'm right about this, then just keep your old-style backquotes. It just means
a few additional parentheses. ;-)

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