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Re: ediff in RCS


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: ediff in RCS
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:10:22 +0200
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Am Montag, 18. Juni 2007 11:00 schrieb Hadron:
> "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.
>

Hi Drew and all,

as that kind of bugs happens with
third-party-programs, not just with yours, much more often than with
core-emacs-files:

What about to have a joined repository for
third-party-stuff in a VC-system. Maybe Git, SVN,
whatever. Together with a joined discussion of bugs as
it takes place with the core-files?

The wiki is not bad, but not as suitable for developing
as a VC-System - no checkout of versions etc.

This pertains too for repositories as emacs-lisp-list,
Tom Tromeys ELPA and probably other collections I
ignore.

The problem seems in so far serious, as core-emacs can't
grow eternal bigger and bigger. Rather I conceive a
future, were independent packages are loaded as needed
into a quick and stable core.

Today already you may run into serious trouble, if your
work depends on third-party-stuff, which for some
reasons is no longer or not properly maintained (the
latter is more or less inevitable with one-person-acts,
as we all are making errors every day).

At the other side the vast amount of third-party-stuff
is very important and part of the strength
of Emacs itself.

So far 

Andreas Roehler




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