From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-03 15:37:03
At 01:56 PM 7/3/2001, David Abrahams wrote:
>> One possibility would be to bump the guid with every release of Boost.
>> Writing a script to append guids to the header files shouldn't be too
>> hard - or, alternately, to change guids that are already there.
>> Users still couldn't rely on the actual include guard name, but the
>> convention would still hold for maintainers or onlookers.
>Mindless busywork for Beman when we release. Even GUIDs are too much
Not only that (which is bad enough), but it would mean every file would
have its date touched. That adds huge numbers of unnecessary CVS entries,
with all sorts of unintended consequences.
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