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Re: Lack of $Id$ support - FAQ

From: Peter Kropf <peterk_at_bayarea.net>
Date: 2004-07-17 01:39:56 CEST

On Fri, 2004-07-16 at 15:45, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> All of these features are documented in the book, and we even have an
> appendix in the book (appendix A) that is addressed to CVS users
> switching over, highlighting differences. Perhaps we should mention the
> .cvsignore/svn:ignore transition in that appendix, as well as pointers
> to the svn:keywords feature?
>
> Either way, this doesn't seem like a FAQ to me. I've not seen it asked
> often at all.

I might point out that this was a frustrating issue for me also when I
first started using SVN. It's not so much that I couldn't figure out
what to do as it was the frustration in having to figure it out.

CVS has these keywords available all the time. They're just part of the
environment and once you've been using CVS for a while, you don't even
think about using them. It's second nature.

With SVN I had assumed that keywords were just there when in fact, they
weren't. I had to enable them for all the files where I needed keyword
expansion.

Now that I understand what SVN is doing and how it goes about doing it,
I much prefer it to CVS. But that mental model leap was a bit of a
pain...

- Peter

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