I think the way this is currently, for lack of a better word, reckless and pretty uncaring. Its actually a very lot of noise to make this change. Its one line per file but its almost 250 files. This will only grow as more things are added. My proposed solution is much, much, much cleaner, even more clean than this one: http://bugs.jqueryui.com/ticket/7330
Valid reasons for this change:
`jQuery version are released all that often, especially with the new aggressive release schedule put in place.
`By making this change, it makes it easier for people to review the changes without having to scroll through hundreds of file listings and potentially missing something that may actually affect them
`It is still clear which version of jQuery is being used. Just open the jQuery-core file and it shows the version at the top, very clearly. I think the majority of people who care about what version of core is being used would also be smart enough to open the file to see.
`It makes it easier for people to use different versions of jQuery without having to change all the references. Change one file vs changing hundreds vs changing one file and have it incorrectly show the version thats actually being used
`Smaller git repo as its not tracking unnecessary and needless changes
I sure I or others could come up for more reasons on why this change should be made. Other than the false assumption that people won't know which version of jQuery is being used, are there any valid reasons not to make this change? This is how its being done in jQuery Mobile at the moment.