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Re: Version numbers in the sources

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-12-17 20:48:01 CET

On Tue, 2002-12-17 at 14:42, Greg Stein wrote:
> 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...

Well, if you pull a tarball off the net and then build and install it,
you may not remember six months down the line what the tarball was
named. But, I agree that packaging systems make $Id$ tags less pointful
than they used to be.

On the other hand, putting them in the sources would give the keyword
code a good workout. :) (For instance, if our "svn merge" tends to
generate keyword-related conflicts, we'd find out.)

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