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Re: Replace keywords instead of expanding them

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-05-26 17:44:46 CEST

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2005-05-25 17:10:29 -0400, David Weintraub wrote:
> [...]
>> This type of feature is easily implemented in a build system. Create a
>> macro that the makefile expands before it does its compiling. In fact,
>> this feature is built right into Ant.
>
> But this is not what Christoph wishes. Christoph wishes (and I wish
> too) the keyword to be replaced just before the commit, so that the
> replaced value is stored in the repository (not the keyword). The
> goal is that the value is not changed when the file is updated.

It's been discussed before.

There is a major obstacle to implementing such a thing - in it's current
archictecture, Subversion simply does not know what the revision number will
be until after it has finished storing the file data.

Max.

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