[PATCH] Clean up references to Subversion in documentation sources.

Sandra Loosemore sandra@codesourcery.com
Mon Jan 13 16:13:00 GMT 2020


On 1/13/20 7:02 AM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Clean up references to SVN in in the GCC docs, redirecting to Git
> documentation as appropriate.

This is OK, although the set of changes for the libstdc++ manual like 
this gave me pause:

> diff --git a/libstdc++-v3/doc/xml/manual/status_cxx1998.xml b/libstdc++-v3/doc/xml/manual/status_cxx1998.xml
> index 2b05ff6601a..cf5722377a6 100644
> --- a/libstdc++-v3/doc/xml/manual/status_cxx1998.xml
> +++ b/libstdc++-v3/doc/xml/manual/status_cxx1998.xml
> @@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ This status table is based on the table of contents of ISO/IEC 14882:2003.
>   </para>
>   
>   <para>
> -This page describes the C++ support in mainline GCC SVN, not in any
> +This page describes the C++ support in mainline GCC, not in any
>   particular release.
>   </para>

IIUC the statements being modified here are incorrect; since the manuals 
are packaged with the GCC sources, they go in lock step with the source 
version, and the text of the manual describes the GCC version being 
built, not mainline.  Perhaps the libstdc++ documentation maintainers 
would like to correct this separately?

For similar reasons, I suggest backporting this patch to all active GCC 
release branches, namely GCC 8 and GCC 9, so that manuals packaged with 
upcoming releases from those branches will correctly point to the GIT 
repository instead of SVN.

-Sandra



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