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Re: Revision numbers

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: Revision numbers
Date: 19 Mar 2001 13:56:59 -0500
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Szabó Tamás <address@hidden> writes:

> I wondering when will a revision number of form n.m change to the form
> n+1.1  ?

That will only happen if you manually force the revision number in a
commit (I forget if this is even an option in cvs - the only time I've
ever actually done it is with RCS, which does allow specifying the

In general it's best to let CVS decide which numerical revision number
to use, and make a symbolic tag for places you want to reference

> I guess it must be at least one case when m reaches the maximum
> number of datatype on which is stored.(32 bits?)

I've never looked at the code to determine that, but it's highly
unlikely that anyone will ever make 4 billion revisions of the same
file ;-)

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