Can we please just remove the old Makefile headers?

Doug Barton dougb at
Thu Aug 30 22:54:27 UTC 2012

On 08/30/2012 09:56 AM, Thomas Abthorpe wrote:
> So without further ado, this is what we would like to see at the top of
> the makefile
> #
> # $FreeBSD$
> #
> It is as easy as that :)

I was sort of afraid that would be the answer ... while I realize we
have massive historical precedents for the additional #s above and below
the content, what I was hoping for was that we would make the big break
with hysterical raisins and just make the # $FreeBSD$ the first line of
the file.

It's a minor issue (and yes, this is a legitimate bikeshed) but to my
way of thinking the extra #s are just wasted space that reduce the
amount of useful data that is presented when you open the file in an

I won't lose sleep if we go with the extra #s, but I wanted to at least
raise the issue in case there was still a chance to keep it simple. :)


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