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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Preprocessor - CHECKPOINT
Date Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:49:53 GMT
Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> I'm proposing to simply use "precise svn url/version identification" as
> markup:
> As long as we are *sure* that the releasetarget code was built from
> precisely that url/version (without any "local workspace" modification)
> then it should be as precise as having markups everywhere in the source
> code. :-)

Ah! penny has dropped! -- cool, yes.  The immutability of the SVN
revision means that you don't need to reverse the releasetarget, you can
go back directly to the [canonical|master|stored] form and see exactly
where the releasetarget lines came from.  I like it.

> Of course, this adds a (small?) dependence on Subversion, but the gains
> in markup noise reduction seems to be worth the trouble.

Yep -- it keeps the release code squeaky clean, and it's not like we
don't depend on Subversion being there already for fixing bugs reported
in released code<g>.



Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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