[rfc] Move Makefile.in:VERSION to VERSION file

Eli Zaretskii eliz@is.elta.co.il
Sun Mar 18 23:39:00 GMT 2001

On Sat, 17 Mar 2001, Andrew Cagney wrote:

> Per discussion on the gdb@ list, this patch moves GDB's version number
> out of Makefile.in and into a separate file called (of all things :-)

This will get us back into the nuisance we had with COPYING and
copying.c, due to the file-name letter-case nuisance on DOS/Windows
file systems.  See this ChangeLog entry:

  2000-04-03  Eli Zaretskii  <eliz@is.elta.co.il>

          * Makefile.in (copying.c): Depend on copying.txt, not COPYING.
          (copying.txt): New target, a link to COPYING.

Can we have a different name, please?  Why can't we have version.c in
the first place, without any intermediaries?  COPYING was an external
file, but VERSION is not, I believe.

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