Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> John Gallagher <johnkgallag...@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> The actual thing I want to do is
>> something like this:
>>
>>   static const char *project_version = "$Format:...$";
>>
>> where "..." is something that `git archive` will replace with the
>> output of `git describe`,...
>
> You need to find an appropriate pair of placeholders that can
> represent "git describe $it" and "git describe --contains $it".
>
> I am tempted to suggest a more generalized way that is not limited
> to describe at all, perhaps like this:
>
>     $ git show --format='%x( git describe %H )'
>     $ git show --format='%x( git describe --contains %H )'

Just in case anybody takes it too seriously, this particular
implementaiton will never be acceptable at least for use in
"$Format:" of export-subst.

I am "tempted to" suggest, but am not crazy enough to actually doing
so ;-).
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