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From Les Mikesell <>
Subject Re: Keyword substitutions not being merged correctly
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:21:18 GMT
On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM, C. Michael Pilato <> wrote:
> Revision numbers alone cannot uniquely describe anything.  You can have 15
> files, each in one of 15 branches, each of which has slightly different file
> contents from the next ... and yet all 15 variations could carry the same
> $Revision$ keyword value (perhaps because all 15 copies were modified in the
> same revision).  In such a scenario it becomes obvious that a revision
> number alone is insufficiently as a unique representation of that any one of
> those files.

The revision numbers are global, so wouldn't it take some bizarre mucc
command or a commit from a level above the branches to change the
contents of those files to different things in the same commit?   I
guess it would be possible, but it would take a very odd workflow.

   Les Mikesell

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