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Bob Barry
In the course of trying to compile fpc docs, I compared file msg2inc.pp
of svn to that of the fpc-2.0.0 source tarball.  No change whatsoever
had been made to the code, but all the revision history has been
removed since fpc-2.0.0.  This means that users will henceforth be
unable to know who to thank or curse for the code, or how and when
it evolved.

I would recommend that revision history be retained on all source code,
so that future users can know whose shoulders they are standing on,
and appreciate the difficulties that were encountered along the way.
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Florian Klämpfl
Bob Barry wrote:

> In the course of trying to compile fpc docs, I compared file msg2inc.pp
> of svn to that of the fpc-2.0.0 source tarball.  No change whatsoever
> had been made to the code, but all the revision history has been
> removed since fpc-2.0.0.  This means that users will henceforth be
> unable to know who to thank or curse for the code, or how and when
> it evolved.

History before 2.0.0 can be found in the old cvs logs. The logs at the end have
been removed because it makes automatic merging of branches hell. You can always
 get the history of a file via
svn log file

>
> I would recommend that revision history be retained on all source code,
> so that future users can know whose shoulders they are standing on,
> and appreciate the difficulties that were encountered along the way.

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