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Re: Correct options for export

From: Ingolf Steinbach
Subject: Re: Correct options for export
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 21:52:42 +0200

On Thursday, 12. July 2001 07:46, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Well, duh.  "Doctor! Doctor!  It hurts when I bang my head on the wall!"

Greg, I think this is not exactly the right comparison (I hope, my doctor
would not suggest that I may bang my head on the wall if I want to and that
I then would feel only a bit less comfortable, as the CVS manual does --
applied to binary files). See e.g. chapter 9: It first lists the benefits
in case of text files and then reads "However, if you are willing to give up 
a few of these abilities, CVS can store binary files." (It does not say: if
you want to open a major can of worms, ...)

> Don't put binary files in CVS if you don't want problems with them!

Yes, I know that CVS is not the ideal tool for binary files. But the binary
files are few and small in the repository, and I need not be able to display
the differences between two revisions of a binary file. So neither space,
nor merging ability, nor ... are a problem here -- why not use CVS?

Are there situations in which a file is added with -kb to a repository
other than because it is a binary file?

Are there situations in which one wants to have such files exported
with a different keyword expansion?

Would it really be such a problem if the -k option were only applied to
non-binary files during export / checkout / ...?


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