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Re: When will emacs 27.1 be officially released?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: When will emacs 27.1 be officially released?
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:52:25 -0700
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On 6/30/20 9:58 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> A broken compiler can fail to build a program, which is not a
> catastrophe

It can also quietly build the wrong program, which can be catastrophic.

> how do we make the effort of preparing the manuals and
> NEWS for a release less time-consuming?

A method that works reasonably well in other projects is to update manuals and
NEWS as we go, not just before a release. For starters, I suggest removing the
"+++/---" notation in NEWS, which encourages the bad practice of documentation
not matching code.

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