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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [math] Removal of subversion keywords expansion
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:14:01 GMT
Hi Gilles,

Le 22/09/2014 14:40, Gilles a écrit :
> Hi Luc.
>> [...]
>> I am however not sure everyone will be happy with this change, so I
>> would like to discuss it with you here.
> Is there an alternative to removing SVN keywords?  I mean, if they
> are now useless, what's the point of a discussion about keeping
> them?  [I.e. (IIUC) we implicitly agreed to remove them once we
> agreed to use "git".]

There are ways to hack something, but it seems really dirty and involves
scripting and modifying files on the fly (some customized filter hooks).
See for example
and <>. These are perl scripts
that must be installed on all developers machines (I guess the original
scripts work on Linux but not Windows). We have more than one thousand
files, and scripting something on all files would probably be very slow,
as discussed in the stackoverflow thread.

So I would prefer to not try this and simply trust what we have always
done for release: check the full repository tree against the released
archive. As I am not the only one here, I would like to get a consensus
on this topic.


>> [...]
> Best,
> Gilles
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