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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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