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Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/7] use gnulib to print --help and --version
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:22:35 +0000

On 11 January 2014 23:20, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:

>     Maybe the question is if the use of gnulib module version-etc-fsf
>     should be recommended or not.
> FWIW, I don't use it, even though I maintain a FSF-copyrighted packages
> (Texinfo), because when I tried it wanted to force too much on me --
> sorry, don't recall specifics now.  That is why I didn't use it in
> Hello, either.
> Also, most (purely numerically speaking) GNU packages are not
> copyright FSF.
>     I am in favor recommending unified look & style of --help
> Sure, but I am also in favor of not redundantly specifying program
> names.

(My point was that I don't think the version-etc-fsf module does force you
to be redundant.)


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