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Re: Unix philosophy under the gun?

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: Unix philosophy under the gun?
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 12:52:02 -0700
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On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 02:51:24PM -0400, David Fuller wrote:
> The glue in question involves reporting, logging, replication/mirroring,
> and integration with other products (such as bug/feature tracking).  And
> why shouldn't CVS be able to integrate with 'a decent build system'?  I
> wouldn't expect CVS to be a build system, but to work with one would be
> nice.  And yes, I'm sure it can, but it would take time to get that
> integration in there.

There are arguments for not integrating your build system with your SCM

For example, if you change SCM software, and then have to recreate an
earlier version, your build system will try to use the old SCM system.
Which, of course, may not be available.

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc

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