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Re: versioning rant

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-02-21 02:36:55 CET

On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 05:34:48PM -0800, Greg Stein wrote:
> All right... then let's turn this around. It sounds like the URL/rev is
> enough to meet your needs. Can you explain what would make it better?
> By "longer than you need", I presume you're referring to the fact that much
> of the URL is going to be replicated? That you really only want a branch
> name (if applicable) ?
> For example, maybe you want your ID constants to look like:
> static const char __id__[] = "$Root: /trunk$ $Rev: 1141$";
> or
> static const char __id__[] = "$Root: /tags/0.8$ $Rev: 1141$";

yeah, i can see the URL getting really really long in a large
repository. that's very unreadable...

unfortunately, we don't enforce a repos layout, so a $Root$ type
keyword is not simple...


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