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sccs2rcs to perl

From: Michael Sterrett -Mr. Bones.-
Subject: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 14:35:39 -0500 (EST)

As I have received no reply on this email in the past three weeks, I'll
send again to a larger audience.

I would really like to hear comments from the CVS maintainers about
this script.  Please reply.


Michael Sterrett
  -Mr. Bones.-

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 16:21:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Michael Sterrett -Mr. Bones.- <msterret@coat.com>
To: bug-cvs@gnu.org
Cc: larry.jones@sdrc.com, oberon@umich.edu, me <michael.sterrett@coat.com>
Subject: sccs2rcs to perl

Please consider adding this re-write of sccs2rcs to the contrib directory.

This re-write in perl:

    o runs in about half the time of the csh version (which is going to
      make our local conversion more pleasant)

    o uses no temporary files in /tmp (still leaves the log there)

    o adds no additional package dependency (for deb and rpm, etc.)
      since there are several perl scripts already in contrib

    o removes the package dependency on csh (for deb and rpm, etc.)

Other notes:

    I've added support for %P% => $Source$ which we use here, but was
    missing from the original script.

    I've updated the "tested under" comment at the top of the script
    to reflect my own testing - I don't have access to an Ultrix box,
    but this script should work there.

    The output is slightly different from the csh script in that I've
    removed the printing of the initial ci command without description.
    It seemed inconsistent to me since none of the other commands were
    printed.  Also, during testing, it made it easier to compare the
    results of the csh script and the perl script as I've chosen to use
    the -m option to ci (supported on all the architectures to which I
    have access).


Michael Sterrett
  -Mr. Bones.-

P.S.  Derek, Larry -- you guys got this directly since you seemed to be
the ones most likely to check something in based on browsing the history
in contrib.  Sorry if sending to you directly is a faux pas.

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