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Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package for CC-mode
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:48:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > and is THE version of CC Mode.  The proposed VERSION: header is not
>> > a part of CC Mode, it is part of ELPA, recording the number of the
>> > ELPA release only.
>> The "Version:" header could just as well be THE version.
> For packages which already have some "version" string somewhere, why
> cannot we teach package.el to look for them, when it doesn't find the
> "Version:" header?

This Version: header is not used by package.el, by the way: instead
it's used (on Emacs's master) by autoload.el, and on elpa.git it's
used by the admin/archive-contents.el.


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