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Re: Version numbers in the sources

From: Ketil Z. Malde <ketil_at_ii.uib.no>
Date: 2002-12-18 10:00:30 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:

> 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...


I often print out things -- it's nice to have a tag identifying the
revision, so I know if and by how much a paper copy is out of date.


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