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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/support ab.c
Date Sun, 31 Oct 1999 05:43:19 GMT
>>Maybe we should add a "-V" switch to print out ab's $Date$ or
>>$Revision$ info -- currently, version numbers are only incremented
>>ad hoc (and very seldom). Each change should be visible somehow
>>_after_ the program was compiled.
>
>IMO the $Id$ or $Header$ strings of every file should be embedded in
>the binary; whether they are available by a command line option or by
>running ident is less important.

I always avoid doing that because it makes merging repositories and
patches a total pain in the ass.  The CVS revision information is less
useful than doing diffs against known release versions/tags.

....Roy

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