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Re: Global Revision keyword, again and again

From: James FitzGibbon <jfitzgibbon_at_primustel.ca>
Date: 2005-07-30 13:39:51 CEST

On Jul-30-05, at 1:39 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:

> But parts of your working copy might still be out of date and reflect
> a different revision.
> It's easy to embed some revision number in your binaries, the hard
> part is making the number reflect reality.

Is there some reason that the 'static char rcsid[] = "$Id$' method
won't do what is being asked for here?

If the original requester is dead-set against putting their own
"version tag" that means something to them into the repo, then this
time tested method would at least provide the requisite (path,rev)
coordinates for each file used in the build process.

I'm presuming that if we're talking about binaries this is a C or C++
app. I'm not sure what storage class would be required, but I can't
imaging that this impossible for Java.

Just a thought.

James FitzGibbon
Systems Developer, Primus Telecommunications Canada
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