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RE: cvs update; merge

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: cvs update; merge
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 12:37:22 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 22:59:15 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: cvs update; merge
> So you must use a binary file editor to fix an RCS file that contains
> binary data.  This isn't rocket science, as any Emacs user can tell you.

I'm an emacs user (and have been for decades) and I'm telling you it IS
far more complex than "rocket science" to try to edit an RCS file
containing binary data, even with an rcs-mode to help highlight the RCS
file syntax elements and assist with RCS-like meta operations.

The problem is, of course, that binary data is often more or less
meaningless to a human, while structured text is very meaningful, which
means that when editing a broken RCS file the structure of the data it
contains assists you in repairing the RCS structure.

Been there, done that, threw the file away.

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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