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Re: Does $Id$ break HACKING policy?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-15 18:59:25 CEST

ōyvind A. Holm <sunny@sunbase.org> writes:
> HACKING and TRANSLATING states that files in the repository should not
> contain user names. Does this include use of the $Id$ keyword, as it
> contains a user name? $Id$ is my favourite keyword because it's very
> compact and uses GMT in the time stamp. Should I use $Rev$ $Date$
> instead, or is the use of $Id$ "allowed"?

I think it's fine.

The name of the most recent committer does not necessarily imply
ownership anyway, and people understand that.

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