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Re: RFC: Interesting keywords inelegance

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-07 18:20:38 CET

On Feb 7, 2005, at 11:13 AM, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Why is it good to be able to control $Rev$ and $URL$ seperately, but
> have $Rev$ and $LastChangedRevision$ not independently controllable?
> I.e. why isn't svn:keywords a simple boolean, in that case?

There's no need to be extreme. One extreme is a single boolean to
either activate all keywords or not. At the other extreme is the
possibility of fine-grained activation of every possible keyword alias.
  We chose to take the middle ground: control over activation of each
semantic "group" of keyword aliases.

Are you arguing that the middle ground is bad? If so, why?

To me, the first extreme is too little control. The other extreme is
overly complex.

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