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Re: ediff in RCS


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: ediff in RCS
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:00:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

"Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:

>> Possibly a good idea to comment them as such?
>
> Yes, perhaps. But I have no idea that there are any problems (though your
> report might be related). I haven't used change control much since I started
> using Windows ;-). I just haven't felt like installing it.
>
>> The copyright indicates
>> 2007 so I assumed the code was maintained and working :(
>
> Bad assumption.

Yup - I wasted a lot of time.

Easy way to address it of course and take "assumption" out of the
equation is to just add a "old and not maintained and unlikely to work"
comment :-;

>
> Even a recent change-log entry (though there are none in these files)
> wouldn't necessarily mean that the library was working on that log date. The
> change could just be something as simple as updating the address of the FSF
> in the free-software declaration. Checking for a recent change-log entry and
> reading what it says can help, but again, there are no guarantees.
>
> Sorry for any inconvenience.
>

No worries - it was educational.

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