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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:57:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

> It is important to write your patch based on the latest version. If you
> start from an older version, your patch may be outdated (so that
> maintainers will have a hard time applying it), or changes in Emacs may
> have made your patch unnecessary.

>From experience, this is a necessary statement.

For example, you are proving that here by commenting on a CONTRIBUTE
version that I can tell is not the version in trunk. :)
(Probably there are no major differences.)

I think the only really important stuff is the first sentence.
Everything else boils down to "send a patch".

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