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Re: Feature request: keywords ideas.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-05 17:27:20 CEST

Leandro Lucarella <llucar@mecon.gov.ar> writes:
> Hi there. I miss not only $Id$ keywords of CVS (I've seen a patch to make
> it available in svn recently)

That patch was applied -- Subversion now has the $Id$ keyword.

> but the $Log$ one too. And I think it would
> very nice to have arbitrary keyword expansions based on properties, like
> this:

We decided a while back that $Log$ is too rarely used, and too
unexpected in its expansion behaviors, to be worth implementing. I
don't have the thread here, but you should be able to find it in the
dev list archives, and I know Branko ─îibej was one of the posters :-).

> svn ps Manteiner "john foo" file.c
> svn ps svn:keywords "Author Manteiner" file.c
> So, when I put $Manteiner$ in file.c it wold be expanded to $Manteiner:
> john foo$.
> This is just an idea, I think I would make keywords much more powerfull
> and usefull :)

Why not just write "Maintainer: John Foo" directly in the file? :-)

In other words, I don't see how this idea really makes keywords any
more powerful. If you have to maintain the property's value, you
might as well just dispense with the property and maintain a bit of
text in the file.


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