[Swan-dev] always generating the man page

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh at mimosa.com
Sat May 9 03:51:05 EEST 2015

| From: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
| On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 11:38:57AM -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
| > >To Lennard's idea, I'm not sure we can rely on modification dates.
| > 
| > Or the date specified in CHANGES of the release.
| Yeah I don't trust modification dates either, but anything is better
| than the current date.  Something from CHANGES sounds great.  Something
| consistent that actually indicates the age of the code is what makes
| sense.  Manually editing dates sucks and is error prone for sure.

SCCS and RCS had ways of branding a version or date into the text of a
file when it was checked in.  That was good because it reflected when
a change happened.

Does GIT have anything like that?  I'd guess that git hooks could do
the job, but I don't know how easily or well.

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