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Re: Bug: cvs diff -rHEAD does not always refer to head of trunk

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Bug: cvs diff -rHEAD does not always refer to head of trunk
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 10:47:32 -0400 (EDT)

Jim.Hyslop writes:
> Well, first of all, I would disagree that comments in the source of the
> manual actually *document* anything. You wouldn't tell the end-user of your
> software to read comments in your .c file, so why would you expect them to
> read the comments in the LaTeX file?

I don't.  You missed the invisible smiley at the end of that comment.  :-)

> This comment is incorrect, as my previous message demonstrated - HEAD means
> the head of the trunk, *not* the default branch for all commands except
> diff. I'm talking about observable program behaviour, not documentation or
> source code comments.

I think you're misinterpreting the term "default branch".  It refers to
the RCS file's default branch as identified by the "branch" keyword in
the admin data.  It's what you get when you do a checkout with no
revision specified -- either the head of the vendor branch (if there is
one) or the head of the trunk.

-Larry Jones

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-- Calvin

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