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Re: $ThisRev$ keyword (not a joke... I think)

From: Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu>
Date: 2002-09-28 09:53:24 CEST

On Fri, Sep 27, 2002 at 11:25:24PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> You know what I really want? A keyword "$ThisRev$" that expands at
> commit time to "revision N", i.e., it's not a keyword thereafter.
> That way I could write comments like
> /* As of $ThisRev$, this code no longer does blah, because [...] */
> without having to guess at the upcoming revision number :-).
> Of course, they way keywords are currently handled, one would still
> have to set a property for $ThisRev$ to get expanded correctly, but
> maybe we could make it a config option or something...
> Thoughts? Flames? Rotten tomatos? :-)

How about a general-purpose syntax similar to $xyz$ which just
substitutes once? Perhaps $OnCommit$xyz$? I could see it being
useful for other keywords as well.

=Nicholas Riley <njriley_at_uiuc.edu> | <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/njriley>
        Pablo Research Group, Department of Computer Science and
  Medical Scholars Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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