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Re: Re: Help with checkin hook

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:50:14 -0400

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Michael Maxwell <mmaxwell_at_casl.umd.edu> wrote:
>> The problem with keyword expansion comes when you do diffs and merges.
> Since svn has its own built-in diff, why can't it do a diff (and merge) with unexpanded keywords?

For the same reason why CVS and RCS -- which both by expand keywords
by default-- can't ignore the differences between expanded keywords.
And it was RCS that came up with the whole keyword expansion concept
in the first place.

Keyword expansion is really more trouble than it's worth. When the
files are in the repository, you get better information from built in
version control commands, and when the files are out of the
repository, there are better way of marking what revision your
customer is using than hundreds of keyword expanded revision numbers.

David Weintraub
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