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Re: Libtool versioning for the Git repository

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Libtool versioning for the Git repository
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 22:32:27 +0000 (UTC)
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Jeremiah Wilson <jeremiahpwilson <at>> writes:

[your formatting is messed up in this reply, because you didn't send plain text]

> I think that instead of having the more recent version at the end of the 
version string, it should be in front of the parentheses.So, instead of:
> libtool (GNU libtool 1.3016 2008-10-05) 2.2.7a
> I propose: libtool 2.2.7a (GNU libtool 1.3016 2008-10-05)

Unfortunately, this proposal violates GNU Coding Standards:

> The reason for this is that certain programs(Gnash BZR repository, Subversion 
SVN repository, etc.) appear to look inside the parentheses for the libtool 

I suggest reporting that as a bug to those programs, then.

Eric Blake

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