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Re: [PATCH] Keyword hash and Properties as keyword

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-03-21 01:00:05 CET

On Mar 20, 2004, at 4:48 PM, John Peacock wrote:

> Yup, I figured as much. I wanted to get the rest of the patch out
> there to discuss how to best go about that. If there is a lot of
> resistance to the "property as keyword" feature itself, I don't want
> to spend too much [more] time upfront without knowing that first.
> Once we hash out whether this is suitable at all, I can work on how to
> make it ABI compatible...

I'm not sure I've ever heard a use case for this feature...

I mean I'm all for providing some kind of customization of keywords,
but I always assumed such customization would either be aliasing one
keyword to a new name (i.e. $Id$ -> $FreeBSD$ or something like that),
or providing a way to pick and chose the various bits of data we
already provide, so you could have a single keyword with both the URL
and the LastChangedRev or something...

Just being able to plug in arbitrary properties doesn't seem all that
appealing to me, but you've put a fair amount of work into it, so I
assume there's something I'm missing...

-garrett

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