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Re: CVS Update Behaviour

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS Update Behaviour
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 18:20:38 -0500 (EST)

[ On Friday, February 22, 2002 at 13:39:35 (-0800), Noel Yap wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS Update Behaviour
> This is another one of those "CVS is perfect for what
> it does.  It's not broken.  And don't pay any
> attention to those other tools behind the curtain!"
> stances.  It doesn't hold water.

If it doesn't hold water then what are you doing on this side of the
curtain?  Get the heck on the other side and stay there!

CVS is not commercial feature-ware!  If you want that then go to the
other side of the curtain and stay there!

> Yeah, so what?  The point is that the tool _supports_
> merges.  It clearly doesn't when it comes to renames.
> (I consider patch and emacs to be outside of the
> tool).

I think you've again confused "support" with "assist", or something like
that.  CVS doesn't do perfect merges -- and it never claimed it could.
CVS gets you started, but you're in the driver's seat for finishing them
off and if that means manually doing merges for renamed files then
that's what you've got to do.  Get with the program!

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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