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M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Dec 3 22:14:57 PST 2006
In message: <20061204002231.GB36269 at wantadilla.lemis.com>
"Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at FreeBSD.org> writes:
: On Friday, 1 December 2006 at 14:09:25 +0100, Sascha Wildner wrote:
: > M. Warner Losh wrote:
: >> content changes, but not typos or formatting, is when it should be
: >> bumpped. Also on MFC, the date used is the one in -current, not the
: >> date that you MFC. This makes it hard to automate.
: > Where exactly is the benefit in bumping/having dates on manpages at all?
: > I mean, does anyone actually notice that the date changed (by
: > remembering the date of the previous version) and think, "oh great,
: > there's been a content change, let's check that out"?
: Good point. Clearly it's worthwhile knowing what version of the man
: page you have, if only to know whether it's up to date. But the
: $FreeBSD$ tag would give more information there.
$FreeBSD$ or $Date$ would pessimize the display of the date by
uglifying the presentation to the user.
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