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Re: Version strings in lisp files?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Version strings in lisp files?
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:14:41 +0300

> From: Bastien <address@hidden>
> Cc: Achim Gratz <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:11:36 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> From: Achim Gratz <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:27:48 +0200
> >> 
> >> Bastien (the org maintainer) tells me that Emacs requires a version
> >> string to be present in org.el, what's the rationale for that?
> >
> > I don't know why Bastien said that, Lisp files generally don't need
> > any version strings in them.  I guess we need to ask Bastien to
> > explain himself.
> IIRC, during on of the Org>Emacs merge, I was advised to remove version
> strings from all org*.el/ob*.el files except org.el.  Gnus and ERC does
> this too.
> So I thought this was related to some policy.
> But I'm fine with removing this line if it is not required.

AFAIK, the policy is that _if_ you want some version string in a
package, then keep that to a minimum (1 file).  But there's no policy,
AFAIK, to have a version string, if Org doesn't need that.

However, please wait for Stefan and Chong to give you the definitive
word on the current policy.

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