Commit 2f428328 authored by Paul Eggert's avatar Paul Eggert

Omit edition numbers and dates in manuals

These seem to cause more confusion than they cure; e.g.,
https://shop.fsf.org/books/gnu-emacs-manual-18th-edition-v-261
currently advertises "18th edition" even as it points to
https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/pdf/emacs.pdf
which says "Seventeenth Edition".  It is simpler and less
confusing to stick to one version number like "26.3".  If we
need a separate edition number for each printed manual for
some reason (marketing?) we can put “@ifset printed-edition”
around anything specific to the printed editions.
(as opposed to online PDF copies).
* doc/emacs/emacs.texi (EDITION):
* doc/lispintro/emacs-lisp-intro.texi (edition-number, update-date):
* doc/lispref/elisp.texi (VERSION, DATE):
Remove, and remove uses.
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@setfilename ../../info/emacs.info
@settitle GNU Emacs Manual
@include docstyle.texi
@c The edition number appears in more than one place in this file
@c I don't really know what it means...
@c For example, it has said "Sixteenth" since sometime in the Emacs 22
@c series, all through 23, and into 24. So it is not very useful IMO,
@c and offers nothing that EMACSVER does not. I guess it relates
@c mainly to the published book sold by the FSF. Hence no longer
@c bother including it except iftex. Really, I think it should not be
@c here at all (since anyone can make a pdf version), but should just
@c be something added by the FSF during the publishing process.
@c Also, the lispref uses a float (3.0), whereas this uses an ordinal,
@c so the format is not even consistent.
@set EDITION Seventeenth
@include emacsver.texi
@copying
@iftex
This is the @value{EDITION} edition of the @cite{GNU Emacs Manual},@*
@end iftex
@ifnottex
This is the @cite{GNU Emacs Manual},
@end ifnottex
updated for Emacs version @value{EMACSVER}.
Copyright @copyright{} 1985--1987, 1993--2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
......@@ -82,7 +64,7 @@ developing GNU and promoting software freedom.''
@sp 6
@center @titlefont{GNU Emacs Manual}
@sp 4
@center @value{EDITION} Edition, Updated for Emacs Version @value{EMACSVER}.
@center Updated for Emacs Version @value{EMACSVER}
@sp 5
@center Richard Stallman et al.
@page
......
......@@ -63,10 +63,6 @@
\global\hbadness=6666 % don't worry about not-too-underfull boxes
@end tex
@c These refer to the printed book sold by the FSF.
@set edition-number 3.10
@set update-date 28 October 2009
@c For next or subsequent edition:
@c create function using with-output-to-temp-buffer
@c create a major mode, with keymaps
......@@ -106,9 +102,6 @@
This is @cite{An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp}, for
people who are not programmers.
@sp 1
@iftex
Edition @value{edition-number}, @value{update-date}
@end iftex
@ifnottex
Distributed with Emacs version @value{EMACSVER}.
@end ifnottex
......
......@@ -52,12 +52,7 @@
@end ifset
@end tex
@c Version of the manual and of Emacs.
@c (See comments for EDITION in emacs.texi)
@set VERSION 3.1
@include emacsver.texi
@set DATE October 2014
@c in general, keep the following line commented out, unless doing a
@c copy of this manual that will be published. The manual should go
......@@ -91,12 +86,7 @@
@c @syncodeindex tp fn
@copying
@iftex
This is edition @value{VERSION} of the @cite{GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual},@*
@end iftex
@ifnottex
This is the @cite{GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual}
@end ifnottex
This is the @cite{GNU Emacs Lisp Reference Manual},
corresponding to Emacs version @value{EMACSVER}.
Copyright @copyright{} 1990--1996, 1998--2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
......@@ -127,7 +117,6 @@ developing GNU and promoting software freedom.''
@subtitle @value{voltitle}
@end ifset
@subtitle For Emacs Version @value{EMACSVER}
@subtitle Revision @value{VERSION}, @value{DATE}
@author by Bil Lewis, Dan LaLiberte, Richard Stallman,
@author the GNU Manual Group, et al.
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