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Re: Allowing rolling release packages on ELPA

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Allowing rolling release packages on ELPA
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:57:01 -0400
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>> More importantly, it would be good to notice when that flag is out of
>> date, i.e. signal an error if the `Version:` has changed when that flag
>> is set.  Maybe simply require that flag to be set to a string (rather
>> than just `t`) which is the expected version specified in `Version:` and
>> then signal an error if they don't agree?
> Sure, that can be done but I don't see why?

Because more often than I'd like, upstream management changes without us
being made aware of them.  So especially for discouraged flags, we should
make extra sure that these flags are still desired.


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