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Re: Custom keywords, issue #890

From: Nik Clayton <nik_at_ngo.org.uk>
Date: 2006-09-27 16:08:53 CEST

Marcus Rueckert wrote:
> On 2006-09-27 15:00:24 +0100, Nik Clayton wrote:
>> http://wikitest.freebsd.org/VCSFeatureDollarFreeBSD
> hmm $Rev(ision)$ is not enough for you? it has to be named $FREEBSD$?

It doesn't necessarily have to be called $FreeBSD$. However, it does
need to be unique to the FreeBSD project.

For example, FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD all share code. If we all
used $Id$ (or $Revision$) then on first import of code from
(Net|Open)BSD we'd overwrite their number. At which point it becomes
more difficult to track which revision of a file was imported from each

All three projects have hacked CVS to support custom keywords, and use
them in this way. For a more detailed explanation, see the discussion
in issue 890, which spells this out in more detail.


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