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RE: Future CVS Development

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: RE: Future CVS Development
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 11:59:07 -0400

>Of course not.  CVS was not designed to handle unmergeable files.  Ergo
>your argument is meaningless within its context.  RTFM.

But CVS+process can handle non-mergable files.

>Most importantly it's not even conceptually possible to a concurrent
>versioning system on primarily non-mergable files -- the mere concept of
>allowing concurrent editing assumes theres some way to mostly automate
>the merging of concurrent changes in a logical manner -- something
>that's impossible, by definition, for binary files.  RTFM.

I think you're confusing non-mergable with binary.  For example, if I store
compressed source in CVS, I can concoptually define an automated merge process
for these files.


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