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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: $Id$ considered harmful
Date Wed, 25 Sep 1996 22:16:34 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
> I've noticed that the sources in the current CVS tree have RCS $Id$
> headers in them.
> I've had nothing but problems with sources that use RCS headers.
> Unless the release is done with "cvs export" (which is forgotten more
> often than not, as far as I can tell), the headers make it harder to
> import the code into another CVS repository.
> Also, I've never really seen the point of such headers, at least not
> when using cvs.  You can always use "cvs log" to find out any
> information you might need.
> Can we get rid of these headers?

Fine by me ... I've had problems with them on import into CVS, too.



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