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Re: idea: a revision keyword expanded only at 'svn export' time

From: <pwd_at_mdtsoft.com>
Date: 2002-12-03 12:53:35 CET

perhaps the way to deal with this is a scirpt (I would choose perl) that
will return the current checked out value, this way the when this comes
up we just say run this script and it will give you what you want.
This will keep the complexities out of the code while providing the
desired feature.

By making it pure perl (or python, I don't know python) we make it portable
to windows (and Mac and VMS and whatever) without having to have grep
et. al.

On 2 Dec, Karl Fogel wrote:
> John Barstow <John_Barstow@gfsg.co.nz> writes:
>> Assuming you have grep on your platform (which most Win32 users don't).
>> Assuming you know to run 'svn status -v' (which a newbie usually wouldn't).
>> People don't read documentation (aside from tutorials) until they run into a
>> problem.
>>
>> Which explains why so many of the unintiated have asked for this trivial
>> feature.
>
> If it were truly trivial, sure. But adding a new keyword -- and one
> that behaves slightly differently than the keywords we already have --
> is not trivial. It adds new complexities to code paths in libsvn_wc.
> I guess what worries me is that keyword expansion has already been a
> bug source on a few occasions, so complexifying the keyword code
> doesn't seem like a good idea to me.
>
> I'm not vetoing it, just explaining why I think it's not good.
>
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