Is $Log$ a good things ? was Re: "fixing" RCS files
andrew-li at black1.org.uk
Fri Feb 3 14:52:53 GMT 2006
Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> The problem with $Log$ (and one of the reasons that it's discouraged
> these days) is that there is no clear end to what it's inserted into the
> file. I think that the only guarantee is that you'll have the same
> comment character on all following lines. Which isn't much help if
> you've got comments immediately after $Log$ anyway.
That is interesting., I quite like $Log$, having for years relied on
manually inserted change history that doesnt always match the version
control system. Maybe a compromise is to dictate that there should be
an end marker after the $Log$.
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