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Re: Meta-data in source files

From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: Re: Meta-data in source files
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 12:08:17 -0700
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>>>>> "Emilio" == Emilio Lopes <address@hidden> writes:

    Emilio> The right place for this information is in the version
    Emilio> control system.  

It's already there.
    Emilio> Putting them in the source files causes spurious
    Emilio> conflicts

Perhaps, but it's surely useful to have that information in the files
anyway; otherwise, how would someone know which version of a file
they've got?

Other revision control systems don't have this problem -- notably
Subversion, which is designed specifically to appeal to CVS users.  I
hope the FSF considers using it.

Documentation exists, but never seems to be complete.
        -- Dennis Ritchie, 1972

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