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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 15:22:26 GMT
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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