Subject: Re: learning what package versions are available?
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2006 22:47:04
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 02:17:36PM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >I wonder if parsing doc/CHANGES could be used too.
> >
> Maybe, though parsing doesn't work well if there isn't a 
> rigidly-defined format.

Any entry which doesn't match the "make changes-entry" format can be
considered broken and should be fixed, so writing a parser shouldn't be
that hard. It can reject any line and complain about it loudly :-)