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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Use of SVN variable $Date$ - do we need it?
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:17:38 GMT
On 27/07/2009, Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maisonobe@free.fr> wrote:
> sebb a écrit :
>
> > The SVN variable $Date shows the date of last update. Unfortunately
>  > this is expressed in local time, which makes comparing tags with
>  > source archives a bit tedious.
>  >
>  > Do we really need this variable?
>
>
> I think it is important for users who find some source code to know how
>  old it is.

Not sure I understand why the age is important, since software does
not go stale...

Besides, the date is the last update date, which says very little
about the age of the software. The last update may just be a document
typo correction.

>
>  >
>  > I would have thought that $Revision was enough to identify the file.
>
>
> If you do have access to the subversion server, yes. But most people
>  will download our source code or find them bundled in their favorite
>  application or operating system distribution without ever looking at the
>  subversion server.
>
>
>  >
>  > Similarly, $HeadURL may vary:   http[s]://svn[.eu].apache.org/
>  >
>  > I don't think it adds much value.
>
>
> I agree.
>
>  Luc
>
>  >
>  > Thoughts?
>  >
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