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Re: Coflict marker detection proposal

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: Coflict marker detection proposal
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 06:56:43 -0400

>[ 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?

I don't recall participating in a _philosophical discussion on theory_ but I do
recall discussing practical features that currently exist in tools than 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
>> 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.

I (and it looks like many others) disagree.  CVS must not insist on this.

>> Then please create your own specialized tool.
>I have thank you very much!  I use it almost every day, much to my own
>satisfaction!  :-)

Then please call your tool something other than CVS (GVS maybe ;-)


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