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Re: version vs edition numbers in Emacs manuals

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: version vs edition numbers in Emacs manuals
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2019 12:07:49 +0900

> On Nov 2, 2019, at 9:35, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> I noticed Glenn's comment at the start of doc/emacs/emacs.texi that EDITION 
> (which was "Seventeenth") offers nothing that EMACSVER ("27.0.50") does not. 
> I'd go further and say that it's a net minus, since it's confusing to have 
> competing version numbers for the same thing.
> Although separating software version numbers from book edition numbers made 
> sense in the old days when most users had only low-resolution displays and/or 
> printers, nowadays the practice appears to be more trouble than it's worth. 
> So I installed the attached patch, to switch the main Emacs manuals to simple 
> version numbers like "27.0". Comments welcome.

This makes a lot of sense.

Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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