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Re: Coflict marker detection proposal

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Coflict marker detection proposal
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 16:30:30 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, July 19, 2001 at 15:04:13 (-0400), Noel L Yap wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Coflict marker detection proposal
> Let's not turn to a philosophical discussion on theory, please; CVS is a
> practical product.

Excuse me?  Am I just imagining then that you're often discussing
theoretical things about stuff that's available not in CVS?

> >>  It is not reasonable to expect
> >> that conflict markers can't be introduced into files by some mechanism
> >> other than CVS.
> >
> >For CVS it sure as hell is!  CVS is not a generic filesystem!
> I don't understand this reply.  Conflict markers can be introduced by 
> anything.
> CVS cannot know what introduced it.

Exactly.  That's why CVS must insist that they never be committed.
That's the only way it can be sure the ones found in managed files are
ones it introduced.

> Then please create your own specialized tool.

I have thank you very much!  I use it almost every day, much to my own
satisfaction!  :-)

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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