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Re: Fixed-sized keyword expansion?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-10 20:29:47 CET

Joerg Hessdoerfer <Joerg.Hessdoerfer@sea-gmbh.com> writes:
> I didn't find much about keyword expansion in the docs, so before digging
> through the code I thought I'd ask the guys in the know ;-)
>
> Is there a possibility yet to do keyword expansion into a fixed-sized area?
> (Means: after substitution you end up with exactly the same filesize as
> before).
> This is *extremely* useful for any binary data files which happen not be
> checksummed (that's exactly what most of my day-to-day files are...).
> Is this in already? If so, how to do it?

There's no plan for that right now. IMHO it would have to be a
post-1.0 enhancement. CVS does not do it, as far as I'm aware, and
while helpful under some circumstances, it's certainly not a
showstopper for using Subversion.

-K

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