[rfc] Move Makefile.in:VERSION to VERSION file
Fri Mar 23 17:33:00 GMT 2001
Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Did I reply?
> > The intention is that a nightly (1) cronjob would update the VERSION
> > number with the new days date. Each update would involve a CVS commit.
> > If the VERSION is sitting in a file like Makefile.in (or to a lesser
> > extent version.c) that file's CVS log will slowly drown in those CVS
> > commits.
> How about using an include directive in the Makefile, so that the
> actual variable assignment could be on a separate file? Or you could
> say something like "VERSION=`cat VERSION`", with a similar effect.
> These both will work with DJGPP.
The generation script would still need a dependency on ``VERSION'' since
a cvs update will most likely bring in an updated version number.
> > By creating a separate file that contains just the version number that
> > problem can be avoided. It makes the update process really easy and
> > insulates the crontjob from any changes to how version.c is created.
> Yet another idea is to have the cron job create version.c directly.
> After all, it's not much larger than VERSION.
Yes, I thought about that. I'd just like to keep the script as simple
> Actually, it _can_ be upper-case, just not all of it. VERSION.in or
> VERSION.txt should work, for example.
Ok if I just go with ``version''?
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