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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: Suggestion: add revision number to docs
Date Sat, 14 Sep 2002 23:37:06 GMT
On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 01:28:41AM +0200, Astrid Ke├čler wrote:
> This could be done by writing $Revision$ into the file. The CVS will
> replace it to $Revision: x.y $, where x.y is the revision number. As
> long as this string exists, revision number will automatically be
> updated.

I think this is a bad idea.  -0.  

There are much better ways to get the revision of the file - such as
cvs stat, watching commit logs, etc. - without polluting the original

"Commit early and often" if you are worried about getting
out-of-sync.  -- justin

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