[PATCH][RFC] Support for keyword expansion

Matt Mackall mpm at selenic.com
Mon Sep 19 16:05:38 CDT 2005

On Tue, Aug 30, 2005 at 09:29:38PM +0200, Goffredo Baroncelli wrote:
> Hi all,
> the patch below is an initial support for a keywords expansion framework. 

Can you rework this as a generic filter script for contrib/? 

I'm personally not a believer in keyword expansion - you either a)
have the repo at hand to query such things directly, making it
redundant or b) you've gotten a copy of the file without access to the
repo, in which case the expansions are potentially out of date or more
often irrelevant, etc. About the only thing they're good for is determining
whether a hardcopy sitting on your desk should be recycled, for which
the answer is usually yes anyway.

So I don't intend to support this sort of thing directly in the core.
But having some way to do it in contrib would be helpful.

Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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