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Re: Remove version numbers for some built-in packages?

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Remove version numbers for some built-in packages?
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 15:20:17 +0100

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Some examples of the packages I'm talking about:
>> - checkdoc
>> - delim-col
>> - edmacro
>> - hippie-exp
>> - woman
>> - edt
> Yes, these packages don't really have version numbers nowadays, it's
> a remnant of the past.  We should definitely remove the `<foo>-version`
> variables in those cases.  The "Version:" header can be marginally
> useful in some cases (I've used those things a few times last year while
> digging into our past), so it'd be good to keep it somewhere, tho
> I agree that it doesn't need to appear in the list of packages with
> their version numbers.

It seems like there is a convention to use "Old-Version" instead of
"Version" in these cases.  I think we can do the same here.

Please find attached two patches with my proposed changes, based on
your input.  WDYT?

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas

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