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Re: editinfo script

From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: editinfo script
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 14:21:46 -0400
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Derek Robert Price wrote:

| Mark D. Baushke wrote:
| |Derek Robert Price <derek@ximbiot.com> writes:
| |
| |>I was fixing a FIXME about editinfo in logmsg.c and it started to seem a
| |>little silly.  editinfo has been deprecated for over six years, since at
| |>least CVS 1.9.2.
| |
| |
| |I don't recall seeing that it was actually depricated, but its
| |usefulness was never great and verifymsg took over all of its useful
| |features.
| ~From `cvs annotate doc/cvs.texinfo':
| ~    1.181        (kingdon  17-Dec-96):
| ~    1.1          (jimb     03-Dec-94): @item editinfo
| ~    1.1          (jimb     03-Dec-94): The specified program is used to
| edit the log message,
| ~    1.1          (jimb     03-Dec-94): and possibly verify that it
| contains all required
| ~    1.1          (jimb     03-Dec-94): fields.  This is most useful in
| combination with the
| ~    1.1          (jimb     03-Dec-94): @file{rcsinfo} file, which can
| hold a log message
| ~    1.181        (kingdon  17-Dec-96): template (@pxref{rcsinfo}).
| (obsolete)

Also (no annotations since the @strong was added late enough to obscure
this note's origins):

@node editinfo
@appendixsubsec Editinfo
@cindex editinfo (admin file)
@cindex Editor, specifying per module
@cindex Per-module editor
@cindex Log messages, editing

@strong{Note: The @file{editinfo} feature has been
rendered obsolete.  To set a default editor for log
messages use the @code{CVSEDITOR}, @code{EDITOR} environment variables
(@pxref{Environment variables}) or the @samp{-e} global
option (@pxref{Global options}).  See @ref{verifymsg},
for information on the use of the @file{verifymsg}
feature for evaluating log messages.}

I believe similar notes are scattered throughout the documentation and

|>> Anyone have any serious objections to me removing editinfo completely
|>> from 1.12.x?
|> I have no objections to removing editinfo in 1.12.x
|>     Thanks,
|>     -- Mark

- --
~                *8^)

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