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Re: Keyword Substitution questions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-02-28 15:51:01 CET

On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 16:06, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> yes... keywords are always contracted in the repository.

Sigh. This is an unfortunate regression from CVS.

In CVS, when you check in a file containing keyword expansions, the
repository stores exactly what was in those keywords when you checked
them in. This can be helpful for identifying versions of files you
brought in from an external source.

You can also irreparably damage binary files, such as .elc files, by
performing keyword contraction on them by mistake. With CVS, you will
always be able to get back the original file by checking it out with
-ko; evidently, not so in Subversion.

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