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$Header$ keyword support

From: Nathan Hamilton <nehamilton_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 13:34:45 -0700

Hello,

In regards to the patch submitted by Alexander L. Belikoff here:

http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2004-07/0876.shtml

As I understand it, the patch was eventually rejected due to the change to
the (now deprecated) svn_subst_keywords_t struct and the compatibility
issues that it would have caused.. I'm curious though as to why support for
'Header' was not added soon after the change to the keywords API (r16171).
Using the svn_subst_build_keywords2 function, I believe the change can now
be made to allow newer versions of Subversion to recognize and substitute
the 'Header' keyword while older versions will continue to ignore it (and
not cause any API issues).

I am currently tasked with doing a CVS to Subversion migration that relies
heavily on this keyword. I can only speak for myself, but I think it would
be positive to have one less potential hurdle that CVS administrators have
to consider when looking at moving to Subversion.

I wanted to post here to find out if there were any objections to adding
this functionality. If not, I would be happy to submit an updated patch for
it.
Received on 2008-03-05 21:34:59 CET

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