${version} vs. ${portversion}

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Fri Mar 23 01:17:53 PDT 2007

What's the difference between ${version} and ${portversion}? There  
are 1350 ports that use the former construct, and 74 that use the  
latter. Do they represent the same thing? If so, why do we have two  

dports $ grep '${portversion}' */*/Portfile | cut -d ':' -f 1 | sort  
| uniq | wc -l
dports $ grep '${version}' */*/Portfile | cut -d ':' -f 1 | sort |  
uniq | wc -l


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