Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Apr 8 22:38:04 BST 2005

On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 11:58 -0400, Daniel Gryniewicz wrote:

> The problem, as I understand it, is that SCMs like bzr, baz, and tla
> don't have file versions, so there's no number to put into that ID
> string.  You could put the hash into it, but that's not very
> human-friendly...

There is no integer[*] that universally describes the file version.
However, we can give the last-change author, the last-change date, and
the file id or revision id which looks like this:

  mbp at

Most of ddaa's arguments apply against CVS as well, and indeed some
people don't use keywords in CVS for that reason, but other people like

PRCS apparently a good implemntation of this.

([*] ok, maybe a 512-bit integer)


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