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Re: Version numbers in the sources

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-12-17 20:42:42 CET

Right. I find them pretty pointless. If your tarball says -r4223, then you
know where it came from :-) And the notion of files floating freely around,
outside the scope of a tarball or unpacked tarball? Rare enough that I don't
want the bother of an $Id$ tag or somesuch in the code...

Cheers,
-g

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 12:17:06PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> 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.
>
> -K
>
> 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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