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Re: `about-emacs' - what about the revno?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: `about-emacs' - what about the revno?
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:39:51 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> This has come up before, but the discussion was inconclusive (IIRC)
>> because of 2 reasons:
>>   . revno is not unique: two different branches can have the same
>>     revno for two very different code bases
> Maybe we should try and provide the revno of the common ancestor on
> the trunk.

That information only makes sense for mirrors of trunk.

The revision-id is the real info. The fact that it is inconvenient to
handle is no excuse for doing the wrong thing. And revnos are definitely
the wrong thing to look at when determining which source code was used
for a build.


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