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Re: [PATCH] Re: "Revision" case-sensitive in svn:keywords

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-02-07 23:04:04 CET

Max Bowsher wrote:

> What Peter said.
> Since we can't be consistent, it's better to be consistently
> inconsistent, rather than inconsistently inconsistent. :-)

Except that you can't take this one back (as easily) for 2.0. I agree
completely that it would be best if svn:keywords exactly matched what we
support for keywords in the file.

Rather than the smaller universe of people who used the short
(case-insensitive) form in svn:keywords getting bitten in the move to
2.0 (with the completely rewritten keyword handling ;-), now you will
bite many more people who got lazy and didn't care about capitalization
when they set svn:keywords.

I would rather change the documentation to say that the svn:keywords
_should_ match the usage in the files, but not change the code to
enforce that until 2.0.

I'm still -0.5, but I don't strictly have a veto, so go ahead if you
want (see if I care ;-)


John Peacock
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