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Re: Accidentally merged out code.

From: Harald Kucharek
Subject: Re: Accidentally merged out code.
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 09:38:40 +0200

Andy Bradford wrote:
> Thus said Larry Jones on Tue, 27 Mar 2001 16:41:12 EST:
> > > begin with then it could have removed it.  Would this happen if they
> > > were working on different versions of the same file?
> >
> > Usually this is caused by someone doing an update while they have a file
> > loaded into a text editor and then saving the file over top of the
> > merged version (wiping out the merged changes) and then committing it.
> That could be what happened, everyone was in a hurry to get the code
> done on time and it is possible that something like this happened.  I
> believe that they may have maintained a separate tree and then copied
> over the files into the CVS tree or something strange like that.  I
> just want to make sure that it isn't CVS doing something wrong.  (Which
> I believe it isn't).
> Andy

Well, I don't think there is any question about it. It can
only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has
cropped up before, and it has always been due to human

;-) Sorry, I couldn't resist. It's that year...

And, slightly edited:
Let me put it this way, Mr. Bradford. The CVS system is the
most reliable software ever made. No CVS server has ever made
a mistake or distorted information. They are are all, by any practical
definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

;-) Have a nice day.


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