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Re: Coflict marker detection proposal

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: Coflict marker detection proposal
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 15:19:28 -0400

>No, I'm not.  CVS is a concurrent versioning system.  It works (best)
>with files that are easily mergable using diff3.  Use anything else,
>including files that appear to have unresolved diff3 merge conflicts,
>and you loose.  Too bad, so sad, go get a real non-concurrent versioning
>system for your silly files.

That's right, CVS is a concurrent versioning system.  It is not, however, a
concurrent versioning system that must use diff3 as its merge tool.  diff3 is
not the only tool that can be used for merging.  So, I shouldn't have to "get a
real non-concurrent versioning
>system for your silly files" 'cos my files can be developed along multiple

>> If this issue is so non-important that everyone is wasting time discussing
>> why do you keep pushing your proposal on everyone?  Why not just drop the
>> and keep the distribution as is?
>Because you asked me to discuss it on more time......

Let me rephrase the question, "How much resistance will you need to face before
you stop trying to force this change on us?"  Please keep in mind that
absolutely noone else has come forward to back the proposal (but I guess this
may not mean anything to someone who's convinced they know better than the rest
of the world).


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