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Re: [Nmh-workers] Starting 1.7 release cycle

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Starting 1.7 release cycle
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:54:10 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >agreed.  i've always felt it was misplaced, in relation to the source
 > >tree.  i understand that it needs to be somewhere findable, but out of
 > >the way, after installation, since we don't want to require perl.  i'd
 > >love to see it at the top level in the source tree.
 > I'm certainly opening to moving contrib.
 > >continuing with the why-is-that-there questions, what is ./guide for?  it
 > >looks like it's an editor config file.  is it something more?
 > Well, there is actually a decent log entry for it:

yeah, i saw that.  i'm sure we all have scripts that help us build
things, or editor macros that help us find things.  i was wondering if
there was a more compelling reason for it to need to be in the source
tree than "lyndon uses it".  :-)  (his commit message pretty much says
that he's the only user.)


 > commit 8ae9c34707bcd3d06d9856bc71003cc306b9c912
 > Author: Lyndon Nerenberg <address@hidden>
 > Date:   Wed Oct 1 17:20:38 2014 -0700
 >     Add a 'guide' file for acme(1).
 >     If we ever find more than one acme user working on the source,
 >     the single-guide-file premise might need a review.
 >     Ultimately, there should be a way for the configure script to
 >     search for and import a personal guide file from the developer's
 >     $HOME or some such.  The next person to come along can figure
 >     that out.
 > --Ken
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