* Jim C. Nasby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [070418 14:39]: > On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 06:39:34PM +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote: > > Keyword expansions are generally bad because SCM tools should track > > _content_ - and keyword expansions _modify_ it to add metadata that is > > somewhat redundant, obtainable in other ways, and should just not be in > > the middle of the _data_. Those modifications lead to patches that have > > bogus hunks and sometimes don't apply, MD5/SHA1 checksums that don't > > match and a whole lot of uncertainty. > > Then how do you tell what version a file is if it's outside of a > checkout?
That's what all the fun is about ;-) Some would say that "labelling" the file is the job of the release processes. Others say it's the job of the SCM system... Of course I just sit on the fence because in the work I have to do, I'm quite happy that nothing is "outside of a checkout". GIT is good enough that I have it everywhere. I realise not everyone's that lucky.. ;-) a. -- Aidan Van Dyk Create like a god, [EMAIL PROTECTED] command like a king, http://www.highrise.ca/ work like a slave.
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