[development] version = "$Name$" considered harmful in .info files

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Jun 19 14:14:04 UTC 2007

Quoting Derek Wright <drupal at dwwright.net>:

> On Jun 14, 2007, at 11:53 PM, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> That's probably a good idea.
> Done.  See http://drupal.org/node/152819 if you happen to care.
> All "version" definitions from all .info files on all branches of the 
>  contrib repo are now gone.
> All relevant handbook docs have been updated to tell people not to do  this.
> In the future, if you check out from CVS and see "version" defined,  
> please file an issue with the maintainer and scold them. ;)

What are the reprecussions to having a version string in the info file? 
  I don't understand the CON of specifying the version string.  If I 
specify ``version = CVS'' what is wrong with that?


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