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Re: CVS Update Behaviour

From: Steve Greenland
Subject: Re: CVS Update Behaviour
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:18:37 -0600
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(I should know better than to get into this...)

On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 01:16:35AM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> It's hardly even noticably
> more difficult to track the history across multiple files.  

Greg, *that* statement is complete and utter crap. Or, please post the
single *cvs* command that will display the full history (equivalent
of 'cvs log') of an entity *accross* renames/moves. (I use the word
"entity" because "file" allows an easy out: "If you rename it, it's not
the same file".) Please post the appropriate *cvs* command that will
merge a one-line non-conflicting change in a branched file into the
version on the trunk that has been renamed.

Yes, I can write scripts and add-ons to deal with these situations. Many
of us have done so. But the whole rename/move issue with CVS *is* a
weakness. The fact that it can't be corrected within the limitations of
CVS's current design/implementation is doesn't change the fact that it's
a weakness.

Now, I *like* CVS. I find that it meets the needs of our small
development team, and the cost is certainly right (for our situation and
uses, the admin cost (counted in my time, which I, at least, think has
some value) is pretty small). But it *does* have some weaknesses, and
those weaknesses have influenced our processes, just like the strengths
and weaknesses of any tool influence how you use it. We know the
limitations and work around them. But denying the limitation exists is


> Quit being an idiot Paul and either shut up or talk only about the
> things you actually have real live current experience with.
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