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Re: Disallowing commits in presence of conflict markers

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: Disallowing commits in presence of conflict markers
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 10:13:47 -0400

>> It's a requirement of any version control system to accept and faithfully
>> reproduce (identically) any version of any file placed under its control.
>> It cannot choose what it likes to accept.
>Hmmmm... I wonder why most of them offer keyword expansion then....

Isn't the usual advice not to use keyword expansion?

>CVS doesn't make any promises about non-text files.  I don't see any
>difference here with its refusal to allow a commit of what to it can
>only be unresolved merge conflicts.  CVS will still faithrully reproduce
>any file it allows to be committed.

"it allows to be committed" is a new requirement that is completely unnecessary
in a VC tool.  Any VC tool should allow any file to be committed as is.

>It would be you, the user, who would have to modify your precious file,
>not CVS.  CVS would still reproduce it identically (it just wouldn't let
>you initially commit anything that would appear to contain unresolved
>conflicts in the first case).

Please keep this patch out of the main distribution.


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