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Re: Modified TODO (and RELEASE) in both trees.

From: Rob Browning
Subject: Re: Modified TODO (and RELEASE) in both trees.
Date: 29 Jul 2001 16:40:42 -0500
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> the version number is not so important as the date (when it comes to a
> TODO list).  if the file is to be distributed, knowing clearly what
> revision it is helps potential contributors and current developers alike
> to avoid wasteful back and forth.  "hey, according to TODO, this needs
> to be done, so here's a patch....  oops, sorry i didn't know that was
> already done....  drat, these guile developers are so unorganized."

I can see the benefit to this, though I suspect that managing this
info manually (along with perhaps other time-related info) directly in
the file might be as good or better (i.e. expected completion dates,
adoption dates, when people feel like putting them, etc.).

Alternately, as you point out, we might be able to let "make dist" (or
similar) handle updating the relevant info.

In any case, I'm not adamantly opposed to having the CVS id tags in
the TODO, but I do suspect it's going to cause confusion from time to

Rob Browning
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