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Re: sccs2rcs to perl

From: Riley Williams
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 21:18:08 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Michael.

>>> I see a problem with the CVS code as distributed. That is, it has
>>> a single csh script which is both slow and makes the CVS code-base
>>> depend on an additional unix "utility" when it doesn't have to.

>> Well, it's only a contributed utility, not a core part of the CVS
>> code as distributed.....

> All the Linux distributions I have access too include sccs2rcs as
> part of the CVS package because it is distributed as part of the CVS
> tar ball. Because of that, I consider it "part of CVS".

I run Red Hat 6.2 here, with CVS installed from RPM. I've just checked,
and no such file exists either on my system or in the CVS RPM. Could you
advise where it's gone please?

>>> I believe I addressed both of these problems with my re-write of
>>> the script in perl.

>> No, you did not. Only a translation to POSIX Shell or C would have
>> addressed both problems.

If somebody wishes to send me a copy of the script in question, I'll
translate it to bash for you if that's possible.

Best wishes from Riley.

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