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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What's the use of the "keywords: " field ?

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] What's the use of the "keywords: " field ?
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 16:59:46 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 09:11:11PM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:
    > > What's the use  of the "keywords: "  field in tla log file  ? I always
    > > leave it empty, but maybe I'm wrong ?

    > Mostly to annoy people and use up a bit of space...
    > [You can (should) delete it, you know.]

    > I once actually counted the number of non-empty Keywords: headers in Tom's
    > archives, and it was like 5 out of 9,283,747 revisions -- of course there
    > were 8,987,671 _empty_ Keywords: headers...

    > Given that (1) nobody seems to use it, despite the obvious prompting, (2) 
    > can trivially _add_ it to a log if you want it, and (3) a huge percentage 
    > people don't delete the empty header, meaning it ends up in their 
    > it seems mildly absurd that it's still inserted by default...

I have big plans for it, actually.

For example, it will interact with ~/.arch-params and Bug Goo very nicely.


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