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Re: checking in links to source control

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: checking in links to source control
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 21:17:49 -0700
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 08:39:12PM -0700, Edward Peschko wrote:
> hmm.. maybe I'm not making myself clear enough. All I want is for CVS to 
> support
> any type of filesystem object. dirs, files, links, resource forks, aliases,
> shortcuts, special character files, etc. The point about the environment
> is secondary - all I'm saying is that it is my environment, I should have
> the freedom to set it up the way I'd like and not have the tool get in the
> way.
> So far no one has disagreed. So is everyone in agreement with this basic 
> goal? 


All of that can be managed by the build system.  You don't need it in

After all, if cvs DID handle those types of file objects, there would have to
arbitrary choices on how to support/emulate those objects on other systems.
And those choices WOULD get in your way, because you wouldn't agree with

By putting them into the build system, you can make the choice on how those
features are emulated, and cvs can focus on doing what it was designed to
do:  manage file versions.

     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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