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Re: PATCH: $Header$ handling

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-07-22 04:05:29 CEST

Alexander L. Belikoff wrote:
> I disagree. While I am not sure what "CVS methodology" you have in mind,
> $Header$ has very clear advantages over $Id$.

I'm sorry, I think I got you confused with the other two posters who were
discussing $Header$. What they were describing was using the $Header$ to
generate file-by-file reports for changes between releases (the CVS way),
instead of diff between the release tags for actual log entries (the Subversion

> 3. I actually like $Header$ :-) It crams more useful information into the
> string compared to $Id$.

I'm not saying that $Header$ isn't useful, just that the number of people who
have been asking for it is not as significant as other CVS keywords
(specifically $Log$, which is _not_ going to be supported).


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