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On Thu, 3 Oct 2002 00:01:45 +0800, Gabor.Nagy at allianz.com.sg wrote: >This is a multipart message in MIME format. >--=_alternative 0057F45D48256C46_= >Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" > >I do not get why keyword substitution is strictly off for binary files. >Why cannot we have a fixed length substitution like: >$Revision: $ => $Revision: 1.1 $ >? > >Or is it just me who do not know how to do it? > >Anyway, downloading the source code, having a look on the possibilities. > >What about to introduce a new switch which goes along with -kb? > >Please let me know your opinion... >--=_alternative 0057F45D48256C46_= By definition, modifying a binary file is has undefined behaviour, so it's not a good idea. 99% of the time if you do this you will end up with a broken file. 'Revision' for example is something that is only going to be seen in text file (although there is a finite chance if it appearing, for example in a .gif file). Binary files tend to be executables (can't change them), word documents (can't change them) and other things you don't want to mess around with. Tony