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Re: sccs2rcs to perl

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 16:51:26 -0500 (EST)

Ian Lance Taylor writes:
> It was not the case formerly that CVS read the entire RCS file to
> retrieve the head revision.  I haven't looked at the current code.
> But previously CVS would just read the RCS header (including all the
> tags), and then only read revision text as required.

That's partially true -- CVS does just read the header to start, but
whenever it needs to read any revision text, it reads all of it.

-Larry Jones

Even though we're both talking english, we're not speaking the same language.
-- Calvin

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