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Re: Emacs time stamp hook

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: Emacs time stamp hook
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 15:39:32 +0200
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* Bruno Haible <address@hidden> [190615 14:02]:
> Hi Darshit,
> > >  my $VERSION = '2018-03-07 03:46'; # UTC
> > 
> > Won't this break the emacs timestamp hook which apparently needs to be 
> > within
> > the first eight lines of the file? Maybe either reduce the text, or move the
> > hooks around.
> In some files, such as gnulib.html in the web pages, the time stamp occurs 
> near
> the end of the file.
> Also, build-aux/prefix-gnulib-mk has been manually modified 5 times by Jim
> and Paul, who surely are Emacs users, without the time stamp being bumped.
> To me, this indicates that the time stamp mechanism is not working anyway.
> Can you please deal with this issue, i.e. make the time stamp mechanism
> work in the first place? I'm not a regular Emacs user.

I don't use emacs either. I just noticed that the comment below states that the
line **MUST** be within the first eight lines of the file. Assuming that this
was just a minor oversight, I reported it.

Do we really need these timestamp lines when everything is source-controlled
using git? Can we just remove it all?

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
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