[drupal-devel] RFC: drupalversions.module

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Thu Jul 28 14:42:25 UTC 2005

While I think it's a good idea, I'm not sure:

> * discovery of the CVS $Id$ tags of every .module, .inc, .theme, .css
>   .xtmpl, etc.  storing of these version numbers

this is a good way to implement. Somewhere in the CVS docs, they caution 
AGAINST using $Id$ as a version number. Off the top of my head, I can 
think of some reasons why:

  * CVS server crashes, wiping out all histories. Revisions start over.

  * Just because I patch my local copy doesn't mean I committed my
    patch to a server somewhere, or that I changed the $Id$ of my
    local copy. Comparisions would fail.

  * $Id$ isn't everywhere, is it? Does it always lock us into CVS
    forever, or are there easy equivalents in SVN? And, if we did
    switch to another RCS in the future, what happens to all the
    $Id$s we've been basing comparisons on?

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