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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@...>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] How about a \ChangeWhenAddingAnEAPI marker?
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 15:33:28 -0700
On Sun, May 06, 2012 at 08:42:34PM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sun, 6 May 2012 21:40:42 +0200
> Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
> > > It's easy to miss some places that have to be updated when adding a
> > > new EAPI. This hack fixes that. It works like this:
> > 
> > > In pms.tex, at the top, we say
> > 
> > >     \CurrentEAPIIs{4}
> > 
> > > Then everywhere where we have EAPI dependent content, we put
> > 
> > >     \ChangeWhenAddingAnEAPI{4}
> > 
> > > which we can then grep for. Also, if you change the current EAPI,
> > > and forget to change any of the markers, an error is produced.
> > 
> > This looks a bit over-engineered to me. Wouldn't simple comments serve
> > the same purpose?
> 
> Comments don't force a failure when you forget about them. Being
> self-validating makes it hard to screw up accidentally.

Seconded; in the sphinx version of pms I've been playing w/ I was 
planning on using similar functionality (including deprecation markers 
so we make damn sure we remove stuff in later eapi's).
~brian


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[PATCH] How about a \ChangeWhenAddingAnEAPI marker?
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: [PATCH] How about a \ChangeWhenAddingAnEAPI marker?
-- Ulrich Mueller
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-- Ciaran McCreesh
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