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Re: Attic cleanup

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Attic cleanup
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 01:10:16 -0700

Paul Edwards <kerravon@nosppaam.w3.to> writes:

> "Larry Jones" <lawrence.jones@eds.com> wrote in message 
> news:mailman.7556.1055101737.21513.bug-cvs@gnu.org...
> > Paul Edwards writes:
> > >
> > > Can we have the Attic removed when there are no more files there,
> > > with this?
> >
> > Why?
> It is usual to put things back into the state they were before.

The existence of an empty Attic directory is just a container. 

It is not really part of the 'state' of a given directory. It dates back
to when the $State$ of 'dead' was not used to indicate that a file had
been 'removed' from the mainline. It would probably be possible to
remove the Attic processing these days, but it is not 100% backward
compatible with very old cvs repositories...

> Either that, or create an Attic for every directory.  No exceptions.

Feel free to create an Attic directory for all directories if that makes
you happy. Over time that is what I expect will happen to most
repositories. However, it is intended to be a lazy binding rather than
immediate, just like the cvs 'magic branches' that reserve, but do not
create an RCS branch to match a CVS branch.

        -- Mark

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