[gmx-developers] SRCID

Oliver Beckstein oliver at bioch.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 16 13:58:01 CEST 2002


> doesn anyone ever use the SRCID strings for something? e.g. this one:
> static char *SRCID_pmecomm_c = "$Id: pmecomm.c,v 2002/10/15
> 04:26:02 spoel Exp $";

I actually find them useful to identify binaries (eg. 'ident `which
mdrun`' for the currently one in use)---especially if people ask me
why this and that is not working. Answer: because you are still using
this old binary...

In my own analysis programs I tend to print the Id string after the
header (perhaps a general -Version option would be a bit overkill,


Oliver Beckstein * oliver at bioch.ox.ac.uk

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