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[Gnu-arch-users] [MERGE REQUEST] use a global version_string accross tla

From: Yann Droneaud
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] [MERGE REQUEST] use a global version_string accross tla commands
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 00:58:45 +0200
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> Hi,
> I found that the 'version_string' is duplicated accross almost every
> source files correspondig to a command.
> $ find tla-1.3/src/tla/libarch/ -name 'cmd*.c'  | wc -l
> 100
> $ strings /home/meuh/bin/tla | grep -c 'from regexps\.com'
> 97
> $ grep 'char.*version_string' tla-1.3/src/tla/libarch/*  | wc -l
> 97
> This is many bytes wasted in the binary to store redundant information,
> so we could add a version.c file holding only one defintion of the
> version string.
> Should I do it (it's something i can easily contribute to tla), or
> someone had already done the job ? 

Job done: only one global version_string.

Created two new files: tla/libarch/version.[ch]
Removed other version_string definitions.

People could be unhappy with the copyright in the version string
and copyrights on the new files (i'm ok to change them if requested). 


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