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Re: Copyright years update in etags test suite

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Copyright years update in etags test suite
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:18:29 -0800
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Eli Zaretskii wrote:
I fixed this, but I wonder whether we really need to do these updates
in the etags test suite.  The source files there are not maintained in
any way, so perhaps they could be skipped?

Although I suppose skipping could be arranged in the procedure that updates copyrights, this would be a change to copyright-notice policy which would probably require going through channels and getting it approved.

If we do have to update the Copyright there, then the annual update
procedure should include the corresponding update to the
expected-results files.

How about another idea: fix tests so that they are robust in the presence of changes to copyright notices. After all, tests are supposed to be testing features, not copyrights. I don't know which tests were failing and why, so I don't know how much work this would be.

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