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Re: No calc in pretest?

From: Jon Cast
Subject: Re: No calc in pretest?
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 15:44:59 -0500

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> wrote:
<snip, including some nice elisp code>
> which break on release renumberings. (Yeah, I use fboundp and featurep,
> etc., but sometimes the changes are functional and checking the version
> is the only option.)

You said you use (lk-check-version 21 2 50).  So your code doesn't
break because 21.x's pre-test has version number 21.(x-1).90, right?

> A more logical way to numbering releases would be welcome. Still, I
> dislike the even/odd convention, because it is obvious to programmers
> and people who follows closely the software development cycle, but not
> so obvious to casual users and/or non-programmers.

I agree.

> On the same vein, upping the release to 22 doesn't seem like a good idea
> to me. Emacs went from 19.X to 20.X when it incorpored MULE, I think,
> and from it to 21.X with a new and much better redisplay engine able to
> support images and non-proportional fonts and you-name-it. Those aren't
> just incremental changes. I'd expect 22.X to be the full-Unicode-support
> release :)

I agree, all though I'd personally prefer 22.x to be the Gnome
integration release :)

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Jon Cast

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