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Re: 'stamping' a la RCS '$Header$'?

From: Russ Allbery <rra_at_stanford.edu>
Date: 2002-05-03 05:03:51 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> Unless someone has a concrete description of how this would work,
> including where the mappings get defined, I'm +1 on just defining

> $Id$ ===> "$Id Rev <xxx>, jrandom, <date> $"

> I think it would be a mistake to include URL in $Id$, though. URLs
> tend to be long, and so most people would want to put them on a line
> right below the $Id$.

> Or maybe $Id$ should be

> $Id$ ===> "$Id http://some.url/blah/blah/andsoforth @ 1661"

> and not include Author and Date?

Please include the date; that's the most useful information in all of $Id$
for someone looking at the file outside of a version control environment.

I don't see any need for the URL either. The RCS version doesn't include
it the full path, just the file name.

Russ Allbery (rra_at_stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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