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Re: Version numbers in the sources

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-17 19:17:06 CET

Can you give a specific, concrete example of what you wanted to find
out, and the sort of information you expected to find? I don't really
understand the problem you wanted to solve here.


Peter Gervai <grin@tolna.net> writes:
> 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.
> Or if there isn't any, what possibly the reason behind not to use $Id$ in
> the sources? Does it cause compatibility problems? Security risk? ...?
> If there's none, then why not $Id$ the sources (preferably the ones
> distributed in source form in the sources, and the others in their
> respective help screens)?

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