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Re: CPerl mode cleaned up

From: Daniel Pfeiffer
Subject: Re: CPerl mode cleaned up
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 22:36:06 +0100

Ilya Zakharevich <address@hidden> skribis:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:11:31AM +0100, Daniel Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Therefore I have updated both the copyright and version number to 4.33.
> but please read the docstring for the version number!  If you change
> the meaning of the number, please change the name of the variable too.

Actually I changed it according to the name, but the doc string is
inconsistent with the name.

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> skribis:
>     the version of CPerl mode seems utter chaos.  Both Emacs and Ilya's 
> web-site
>     have 4.32, but they are very different.  While Emacs' newest copyright is
>     much older, CVS with its many little fixes, shows that the opposite is 
> true.

> Having version numbers in Lisp packages causes persistent problems
> which persistently waste time.

> In the past my solution was to delete the version numbers from Lisp
> packages.  They are redundant anyway, because each Emacs version comes
> with on particular version of every Lisp file.

That is my feeling too.  Given the recent discussion on gnu.emacs.help,
people don't read the doc of a variable called something-version.  They just
assume that to be the version.

Ilya, you should say whether you plan to further develop cperl (from the
history of your ftp-site, I doubt it).  And if you do, it would be a good
idea to develop the Emacs CVS version.  Then the version number can be
eliminated without confusion.

Also, I found your email as written in the module to be defunct.  It should
be updated in the module to the one above.

Richard, will you do those two little changes?  No need to resend that huge
diff, is there?  The variable also gets shown from an easymenu entry which
should be eliminated.

coralament / best Grötens / liebe Grüße / best regards / elkorajn salutojn
Daniel Pfeiffer

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