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Re: renames under CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: renames under CVS
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:21:23 -0800 (PST)

--- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> No, you're full of crap too if you think that's a
> necessary feature.

If it's not necessary, then it's at least very nice to

> First off tell me how often you've actually had to
> do this operation in
> relation to other operations.

Quite often when I was using a tool that allowed you
to do it easily.  Hardly ever under CVS 'cos it's such
a pain.

Also, your question is irrelevant.  I know many people
who never look at the version history of a file;
they're content with simply knowing the current state
of the file.  Does this mean that a command like "cvs
log" is unnecessary?

> There are probably as many or more functions that
> have do be done with
> CVS on a regular basis that require more than one
> command (or more than
> one click of the mouse for those of us who are most
> lazy and like to use
> a MUI or GUI) than can be done with one simple
> command.

You can then say that all of CVS isn't necessary since
you can do anything that CVS can do with RCS and some
scripting.  In fact, I'm sure you're aware that this
was how CVS got started.

So, the question is, should this be done by something
wrapping CVS, or should it be done by CVS proper? 
IMO, it should be the latter.  Is it no wonder why
noone is coming out with an open source tool that
wraps CVS to afford this feature, but instead coming
out with yet another VC tool that does it right?

> You should all be damn happy that CVS does the few
> things it can do.
> Would you rather repeat an RCS command for every
> file, or even just
> every directory for all your projects?

We're commenting on what CVS is lacking, not what RCS
is lacking.

> If you really think you know better how to do this
> then demonstrate your
> mastery with some working code!

Hasn't someone done this already?

> I've never heard so much BS about this subject, even
> after all these
> years of discussion about it, and yet I think I'm
> the only one to have
> actually done something about it _and_ shared my
> efforts!

Is it part of the code base?  Why not?


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