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Re: address@hidden: rcs2log]

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: Re: address@hidden: rcs2log]
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:36:23 -0000

From: "Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu/address@hidden>
To: "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden>
Cc: "Dr Francis J. Wright" <address@hidden>; "Eli Zaretskii"
<address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: address@hidden: rcs2log]

> > On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 10:21:57 -0000, "Dr Francis J. Wright"
<address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > > I agree that this would be a more elegant solution.  However, it's not
> > > specific to CVS and in fact I use RCS, although it is specific to vc,
so I
> > > suggest the variable name should be vc-sort-program.
> >
> > Yes, you're right. I was writing from the top of my head.
> >
> > > If such a new variable
> > > is going to be introduced to support non-UNIX users then I suggest
that the
> > > vc code should also be edited to call sh explicitly to interpret the
> > > script (as I suggested before) and my .bat file ignored.
> >
> > Could you send a patch so we can test it?
> Can't we change the installation script instead ?
> Such that on W32 systems, rcs2log is installed as rcs2log.sh
> and then we install a rcs2log.bat wrapper ?
> This way the VC code does not need to know whether rcs2log is implemented
> as an sh script or anything else (it really doesn't need to know: I played
> with the code and didn't know until now that it was an sh script rather
> than a binary or a perl script).
> Stefan

I'll be happy to suggest a patch once we have agreed what we want to

Why do you want to rename rcs2log to rcs2log.sh?  That seems to me to make
the Windows installation more non-standard than necessary.


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