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Re: forcing revision numbers

From: Roman Fietze
Subject: Re: forcing revision numbers
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 08:09:13 +0200 (CEST)


On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Stephen Rasku wrote:

> >Stephen Rasku writes:
> >> If forcing revision numbers is a bad idea why don't we disable the
> >> functionality?
> >
> >Because, despite our fascist tendencies, we understand that there
> are,
> >on very rare occasions, good reasons for breaking the rules.
> >
> Do you have an example?
> ...

If you have to admin some CVS files, this command often only takes
internal revision numbers (e.g. outdate -o). When branching of a whole
tree of directories it's often easier to look at the result (e.g. with a
graphical frontend)  when they branch off the same version. And it's
easier to get the version numbers into some C code than the tags.

We use forced check in only for soem of our code, the rest just uses tags
and we no longer care about revisions.


Roman Fietze (Mail Code 6)     roman.fietze@de.heidelberg.com
Heidelberg Digital Finishing GmbH, Germany     DDF-T SWEC ESW

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