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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] Preprocessor - CHECKPOINT
Date Sun, 05 Nov 2006 00:49:55 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> Etienne Gagnon wrote:
>> I'm proposing to simply use "precise svn url/version identification" as
>> markup:
> <snip>
>> 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>.

Right - we already have similar information in patches, although we 
don't rely on it.

Index: index.xml
===================================================================
--- index.xml   (revision 470768)
+++ index.xml   (working copy)


> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 

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