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Re: Empty source files?

From: John Keiser
Subject: Re: Empty source files?
Date: 23 Aug 2001 20:46:57 -0400

On 23 Aug 2001 15:03:09 -0400, Patrick Doyle wrote:
> Etienne wrote:
> > Is there a good reason to keep empty source files in CVS, e.g.:
> > 
> > javax/accessibility/
> There are only two reasons I can think of, though I have no idea whether
> they apply in this particular case:
> 1. If a blank file is really needed.  Perhaps there is some process which
> makes a list of all the .java files in a certain directory, and this blank
> file was added to make this process work properly?
> 2. To maintain the CVS history, assuming someone will later implement the
> file.  Perhaps it had been previously implemented, then someone removed it
> for some reason, but wanted to keep the CVS history for when it's
> ultimately re-implemented?

"cvs remove" handles that ... it stays there but it gets removed from
everyone's client directory.

Not sure on point 1 though.  I can't think of a reason.


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