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Re: Keyword Substitution questions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-28 16:19:04 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> 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.

Greg, this *only* happens if you activate the svn:keywords property.
Obviously, if you're importing .elc files or files from another
project, you wouldn't want to activate keywords...

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