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Re: Setting the value of `emacs-bzr-version' also from a git checkout

From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: Re: Setting the value of `emacs-bzr-version' also from a git checkout
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 12:58:44 +0200

>>> IOW, the revision-id is enough to unequivocally identify the revision
>>> in any given branch.
>> Of course, but that would require the user to have bzr installed, just
>> to get the revnos from the revids.  That would be too bad, and can be
>> easily avoided just by including the revnos in the git notes.
> Why is the *user* interested on getting the revno? For bug reporting,
> the revid is perfectly valid (and, as stated before, it is more precise
> than the revno.)

When I wrote "user" there, I meant "person who wants to build emacs
from a git checkout, and doesn't want to have bzr installed".

...because, as I said:

>> what I'd like is that "emacs-bzr-version" gave the exact
>> same string from an Emacs built from either bzr-trunk or git-master.

Dani Moncayo

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