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Re: CVS ignore behaviour

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS ignore behaviour
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 14:10:09 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 16:15:04 (+1000), David Sitsky wrote: ]
> Subject: CVS ignore behaviour
> I have recently done some imports of some third party softwares, and a 
> surprising number of them have a "core" directory.  I have also had to deal 
> with "tags" directories too.  I know the workaround is to use -I \! on the 
> command line.
> Is it the case that the CVS developers have decided not to change this 
> behaviour, for backward compatibility reasons?

I don't see the problem here.  You know the work-around, and it's a
pretty simple and obvious one at that.

Changing (note I do NOT say "fixing") CVS to do what you imply you want
it to do, and to do so in a flexible and generic fashion, would require
re-inventing the "ignore" feature so that file types (eg. directories
vs. regular files) could be separately and optionally specified too.
That would not only require a new interface, but would add a whole lot
of unnecessary complications.  "backward compatability" isn't really an
issue here, and certainly not the major issue.

The correct solution is to do what you're doing -- i.e. make sure your
vendor tree is "clean" and then use "cvs import -I !".

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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