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Re: PATCH: $Header$ handling + existing (behaviour) of $HeadURL$ now also in $Header$?

From: C.A.T.Magic <c.a.t.magic_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-07-22 23:17:36 CEST

John Peacock wrote:
> You misunderstand how keywords work in general. The client code only
> interprets a keyword at the point in time the file is changed (either
> through an update, checkout, or export). There is no code that walks
> through the WC and re-expands keywords based on some external event _if
> the file itself hasn't been changed_.

I absolutely understand _why_ it is the way it is
(mostly speed reasons)
but it means that one gets slightly different files,
dependent on the method used to checkout a WC.

at least 3 methods:
  -) fresh checkout trunk at revision x
      would contain "/trunk/foo"
  -) fresh checkout a tag of that trunk revision x
      would contain "/trunk/tag/foo"
  -) checkout trunk and switch to that tag
      would contain either "/trunk/tagxyz/foo"
      or "/trunk/foo" depending on the WC's
      prevous content.

If its critical to regenerate 100% identical files,
there is probably only one solution:
   tag, delete_wc / fresh checkout tag, build, release it.


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Received on Thu Jul 22 23:18:00 2004

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