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Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> |^\|\|\|\|\|\|\| '

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> |^\|\|\|\|\|\|\| '
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 23:53:38 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 18:04:11 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> 
> |^\|\|\|\|\|\|\| '
> You seem to forget that CVS is in the equation somewhere, that someone in
> this shop must import it as-is, and make local modifications.

No, I'm most certainly not forgetting CVS is in the picture.

I'm just not so stupid as to assume that I can run "cvs diff | Mail vendor"
and get any satisfaction.

>  It's not
> uncommon for shops that license source code of other shops' source code
> to exchange ports and bug fixes.  I personally did it for both System V
> and Solaris sources, as well as some free software.

Duh.  Yeah, I do the same for literally gigabytes of free software,
including at least two entire operating system releases.  So far so good.

>  In all cases, the
> vendors were not receptive to gratuitous changes, so anything we did to
> appease CVS was rejected.

Well, "Duh!"  See above.

> In cases like this, if CVS *requires* a change to the source code to make
> CVS allow it to be stored in its repository, then we would face a unwanted
> and unneeded and arbitrary overhead.

Well, at least some of the "vendors" I use code from are already CVS
users so they've already avoided the issue for me....  Maybe if everyone
used CVS we'd all have one big happy family!  ;-)

>  So yes, this is definitely a CVS
> issue.

No, it is not a CVS issue -- nobody in their right mind would expect
anything different.  You're grasping at non-existant straws here, again.

>  CVS must not impose any restrictions on the files it accepts into
> its repository.

BS.  You're WAY too late (about a decade late).  CVS began to impose
restrictions on the files it accepts before a single line of its code
was ever written.  GET OVER IT!

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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