[vtk-developers] CVS keyword substitution and git

Brad King brad.king at kitware.com
Mon Apr 19 18:25:44 EDT 2010

Moreland, Kenneth wrote:
> In a related question, what is the plan for the vtkCxxRevisionMacro,
> which is in pretty much every VTK class right now?

It won't be updated automatically anymore.  AFAIK no one ever used it
because an alternative to its original purpose (serialization) was
found at the time.

I'm looking for a volunteer to *remove* it from every class in both
VTK and ParaView.  It's only purpose is to implement the CollectRevisions
method, which is called only by vtkObjectBase::PrintRevisions.  We
can leave a legacy implementation of PrintRevisions that just returns
an empty string or version "1.1000" for every class or something
like that.


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