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

From: <pwd_at_mdtsoft.com>
Date: 2002-12-04 12:50:11 CET

On 3 Dec, brane@xbc.nu wrote:
> John Barstow wrote:
>>>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.
>>Perl and Python are not available by default on a Windows machine. Now, I
>>know that they should be - but a lot of companies do not have very flexible
>>IT policies.
>>That means batch, Javascript, or VBScript in many (most?) Windows shops.
>>Call me crazy, but I want to be able to use the svn command line client on a
>>clean Windows install without adding anything but the executable.
> Well, VBScript and JavaScript are quite powerful enough to do this.
> Perhaps not as elegant for searching and string replacement, but that's
> not the point.

Of course VBScript and JavaScript are not avaiable on Linux by default.
It appears that it would be necessary to have more than one version of this
humm..... maybe this is a good reason to add it to the core, I still don't like
adding stuff to the core that does not need to be there.


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