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Re: Feature request: keywords ideas.

From: Leandro Lucarella <llucar_at_mecon.gov.ar>
Date: 2002-09-05 18:50:26 CEST

Karl Fogel, el jueves 5 de septiembre a las 10:27 me escribiste:
> 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 ??ibej 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? :-)

It's easier to make svn ps Manteiner "John Foo" file1 file2 ... filen
that enter to n files and edit them by hand.

> 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

I don't know what are arbitrary properties for if you don't find this
useful :-P
Seriosly, what is the use you find for properties?

> might as well just dispense with the property and maintain a bit of
> text in the file.

Yes, I could not use snv and make backups of my code too, but that's not
the idea :-)

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