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Re: import inconsistency

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: import inconsistency
Date: 13 Jun 2003 11:37:33 -0400
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> Source on the "many"?  And even if you have them, it doesn't
> mean it is being used in the same situation as me.  Are they
> in the Attic AND on a branch?

Take a repository with two active branches (most repositories I'm
familiar with have at least two active branches (including the trunk
as a branch)).  How likely is it that the files on the trunk are
a superset of all the files in all the active branches ?

Chances are, if the branch is a "stable release" branch, that the
trunk has removed some obsolete files.
Chances are, if the branch is some "really unstable long term development",
that the branch will have a bunch of new files added.

> Apparently all this time I was the only one who ever did a
> cvs diff between two tags too, and noticed the corresponding
> bug on deleted files.

CVS used to be riddled with such problems, so I tend to naturally ignore
them and live with it.  I expect many people do the same.

> Presumably the many active repositories
> don't use "cvs diff" much?  Or "cvs rdiff -s" either.  Or maybe
> there aren't that many truly active repositories like mine?

Well, either their repository doesn't exhibit this kind of problem too
much, or like me they try the command once, see that the output is not
of much use and switch to some other method.


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