"Philip Oakley" <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:

>> What kind of benefit are you envisioning out of this?
> The purpose of tests is to detect mistakes and spot regressions.
> A change to the 'git version X.Y.z' string would be a regression, as I
> spotted earlier, as it conflicts with expectations of standard
> programmes such as git-gui.

Sorry, but I do not follow.

A released version says "git version".  In a month or so,
I'll have another one that says "git version 1.8.3".  Or I may
decide to bump in preparation for 2.0 and it may identify itself as
"git version 1.9".

Neither of which no existing "program such as git-gui" has ever

In what way is that a regression?

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