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Re: Feature request: keep CVS/Entries in sorted order

From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: Feature request: keep CVS/Entries in sorted order
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 23:30:15 +0100
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On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 09:47:29PM +0100, Ed Avis wrote:
>In the working copy there is a CVS/Entries file in each directory.  As
>far as I can tell the order of the lines in this file does not matter,
>and CVS currently appends new lines to the end of the file.
>When diffing one working copy against another (simply with 'diff -r',
>as you might do when resolving import conflicts, for
>example) spurious differences in the Entries file can show up simply
>because the ordering of lines differs.  This makes it harder to spot
>real differences in these files.
>CVS could sort Entries into ASCIIbetical order before writing
>it.  This would make sure that two Entries files with the same meaning
>have the same representation, so diffing would be easier.

Don't you simply exclude the CVS directories when diffing?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"C++ ate my sanity" -- Jon Rabone

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