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Re: Version numbers in the sources

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-12-17 19:55:45 CET

Peter Gervai wrote:

>People,
>
>Please enlighten me, as this is one of the the weirdest things I've ever
>seen.
>
>Why aren't version numbers in Subversion sources?
>
>I thought that some scripts (tools/ directory comes to mind) have missing
>version header because they're unimportant, were created in 10 minutes and
>is autor had better to do than propset svn:keywords. But I realised just a
>moment before that the whole subversion source tree is one big versionless
>heap of code. There is no way to tell whether the code on my disk is newer
>or older than the one in the repos!
>
>Someone please explain this, or kick me while pointing to the entry in the
>FAQ which explains this. And meanwhile tell the secret method everyone uses
>to decide the relation between an exported file and its pair in the
>repository.
>
>

actually, it's just that 99% of the people that build subversion just
build it out of a working copy, so they don't need the info in the file
itself. there isn't any really good reason we don't have $Id$'s in all
the source, it's just that nobody's gone and added them. it's the same
reason EOL translation hasn't been turned on yet.

-garrett

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