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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch

From: Robert Anderson
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: give us a hand with arch
Date: 26 Sep 2003 08:09:40 -0700

On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 05:10, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 05:24, Alexander Deruwe wrote:
> > The best suggestion so far (or rather the one which I like the most ;)
> > is to use the output of 'uuidgen', like so:
> > 
> > /* arch-tag: a510a930-ee34-4b0d-9de0-17fb090a6bd5
> >  */
> I thought about this the last time it was debated, and I still like
> descriptive English tags, e.g.:
> /* 
>  *  arch-tag: Implementation of RhythmDB - Rhythmbox backend queryable 
> database
>  */
> /*
>  *  arch-tag: Implementation of main Rhythmbox shell
>  */
> My theory is that if you name things well, it's very unlikely to clash
> with anything else.

Less likely than uuidgen?  Are you serious?

  And as for the argument that tags will be out of
> date eventually...well, if your file changes enough to make you want to
> change the tag, I think it makes sense to treat it as deleting the old
> file and creating a new one in its place.

I soundly reject the idea that history should be disjoined as a file
evolves in intended function as captured in a "descriptive comment".


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