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Re: Automatic set-serial?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Automatic set-serial?
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:46:29 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hello Reuben,

* Reuben Thomas wrote on Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 09:36:44PM CET:
> The simplest thing seems to be to set the "ident" attribute on all the .m4
> files, and change the line:
> #serial nn
> to
> #$Id$
> which then gets expanded to the commit (i.e. blob) ID of the last commit in
> each case.
> They're not monotonically increasing, but that doesn't seem to be important;
> they are (pretty much guaranteed to be) unique in the history of any one
> file.

The serial number needs to be a simple number.  And aclocal does
consider higher numbers as newer than lower ones.


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