[OpenLayers-Dev] including the version number *in* the header comments of OpenLayers.js file

John R. Frank john.frank at metacarta.com
Sat May 3 21:51:06 EDT 2008

> > Is there a reason not to include the version number *in* the header
> > comments of the OpenLayers.js file served from
> > http://www.openlayers.org/api/OpenLayers.org ?
> Is there a reason to include it? There are technical reasons to not do
> so (it would need a possibly error-prone sed script), and I don't know
> what it gains...

When someone copies the file named "OpenLayers.js" and a dir called "img/"
into some project, it currently has no version number visible.  When
someone later encounters a bug or tries to access a feature built in a
later release of OpenLayers, they have to perform detective work to figure
out what version they are using...  unless we do something like this.

Does it really have to be a sed script?  Things like the copyright date
surely aren't done by a sed script :)


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