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Eric S. Raymond
Tue, 20 May 2014 10:41:38 -0400
Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>:
> > Does Emacs really need to supply rcs2log, or can we simply let people
> > get it as part of the cvs package (e.g. both Debian and Red Hat provide
> > it with `cvs').
> I'd expect any user of RCS/CVS to have rcs2log installed from elsewhere
> already, indeed.
> We could remove it from trunk and see if someone pays us enough to bring
> it back.
I believe I wrote this a very long time ago, like in 1991-1992, to go
with the earliest versions of VC mode. It was just a workaround for a
report generator that should have existed in RCS at the time, there's
no real smarts in it. If it can be replaced by something CVS ships,
it should be.
<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>