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Re: Feature Request: Repository Version property keyword

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-09 20:53:15 CEST

On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 13:42, Caleb Tennis wrote:

> The text: "Subversion increments the revision number of the repository as a
> whole, so it can't expand any keyword to be that number - it would have to
> search and possibly modify every file in your working copy on every update
> and commit" seems to suggest that this ability is possible, and would be
> more feasible if a special property is set on the particular file. The
> parser would just ignore files that don't have the property set.

At the moment, a given update or commit only affects a specific list of
files, and so only those specific files need to have their properties
scanned (in case keywords need to be substituted.)

The point here is that if we implemented $GlobalRev$, then every update
and commit would have to walk the *entire* working copy and scan for
properties. That's really time-consuming. It would be a massive

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