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Re: import inconsistency

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: import inconsistency
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 08:46:38 GMT

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu.cvs.bug/news/@flint.cs.yale.edu> wrote in message 
> > A tinpot branch who gets in first, causes the file to stay in the
> > Attic forever, which means exception coding forever.
> The inconsistency is not about the Attic it's about the deadness
> of the head of the trunk.

The former is caused by the latter, yes.

The latter doesn't affect me personally, as I don't use the head.
Hence I was happy for a kludge for the former, while waiting
(perhaps forever) for a fix for the latter.  I think the latter is
actually a design flaw that people will be very reluctant to
change.  It is my opinion that the proper fix for the latter is for
all imported files to go into the Attic with a dead head.  That
will give some people jitters.

> The placement in the Attic only reflects
> the deadness of the head.
> I feel like we've been through that many times already over the last month.

It wasn't until yesterday that I understood that CVS was looking
for dead heads and Attics to be consistent.  I thought Attic was
just an optional waste of time, that should only be handled for old
repositories.  I didn't realise it was a bug for them to not match.

BFN.  Paul.

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