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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Use of SVN variable $Date$ - do we need it?
Date Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:28:49 GMT
The files I have looked at have $Id: in them. This contains the latest  
revision number, the date and the committer id. From time to time I  
find this to be informative. I would prefer this over $Date or $HeadURL.

Ralph

On Jul 27, 2009, at 8:22 AM, sebb wrote:

> On 27/07/2009, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> sebb wrote:
>>
>>> 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 like having this info in the file, since it saves a step looking  
>> at the
>> repo to tell when the file was last modified. Like Emmanuel,  when  
>> I look at
>> it I am always just looking for the date, so it makes no difference  
>> to me
>> that it is expressed in local time.
>
> Indeed, but what use is the latest update date, without knowing what
> was changed?
>
>>> I would have thought that $Revision was enough to identify the file.
>>>
>>> Similarly, $HeadURL may vary:   http[s]://svn[.eu].apache.org/
>>>
>>>
>> I don't see the value of this one.
>>
>> Phil
>>
>>> I don't think it adds much value.
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
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