[tz] Proposal: Sections for different kinds of backward links

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at joda.org
Tue Nov 9 18:43:12 UTC 2021

On Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 16:42, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 11/9/21 02:30, Stephen Colebourne via tz wrote:
> > Alternate approaches to this problem are possible. For example,
> > a new file could be created for each section.
> This alternative sounds good to me, as I've had bad luck in the past
> with "comments" that are actually part of an API. Separating the Link
> commands into different .zi files would make it easy for downstream
> users to select which links they want by specifying the already-existing
> Makefile variable BACKWARD. For compatibility with uses that assume a
> file named 'backward', we could build 'backward' from the concatenation
> of these new .zi files.

I don't have a problem with that, although it seems like more work
than using comments.

I'd be interested in your view as to how to group the IDs. Certainly
an `obsolete` file would make a lot of sense.


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