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Re: rcs2log

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: rcs2log
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 10:41:38 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

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>

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