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

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>> |^\|\|\|\|\ |\|\| '
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 14:33:55 -0400

>[ On Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 10:40:26 (-0400), Noel L Yap wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: Results of egrep -l '^<<<<<<< |^=======$|^>>>>>>>
|^\|\|\|\|\|\|\| '
>> And Jim Kingdon found that such a tool was a pain to use, too.  So much so
>> he changed it.
>Jim Kingdon was being lazy and did not care that such a change causes
>more problems than it solved.

What problems are you talking about?  Who has complained about them (aside from

>  He didn't even seem care to learn why
>things were the way they were in the first place.  He apparently didn't
>even try to figure out some better approach to the problem.  He simply
>unilaterally and selfishly made a change that has had consequences for
>every CVS user since, whether they know it or not.

Yes, good consequences.

>Do you always flatten off the ends of your screwdriver handles so that
>you can hammer nails with them, even though that flat spot will cause
>you blisters when you next try to drive a few screws?

I don't understand the analogy.  Before his change, CVS would take it upon
itself to "know" that you absolutely don't want a file checked in, now, it'll
warn you that you might not want to do what you're doing.  Saying the former
behaviour is correct is akin to saying that C compilers should never allow you
to compile code that will result in a NULL pointer dereference or a buffer
overflow (when it can find this info out statically, of course).

>> you didn't even notice this behaviour until my post (although later on you
>> you knew about this all along and then blamed Paul for blowing it out of
>> proportion).
>You are not me Noel.  Do not EVER pretend to think you know what I know
>or how I think.  Do not ever second guess me.

No, all I can do is make the assumption that what you post reflects what you
think, especially in the context it's in.

Please stop sending general discussions directly to me.

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