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Re: renames under CVS

From: Steve Greenland
Subject: Re: renames under CVS
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 15:10:47 -0600
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 03:29:23PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> That would be a very good start.  However it doesn't tell us how the
> picture would change if you'd done ideal, or even just better, planning
> of your modules and file structure before you first checked them into
> CVS.  I don't know how we could independently measure that part.

It's unnecessary to measure this, because it has nothing to do with the
real world. Yes, if I were a perfect programmer/designer, then I'd never
have to (or, if you prefer, want to) rename files. Of course, if I were
perfect, I wouldn't need/want CVS either; I'd just write the code and
tar.gz the result, knowing that it was perfect and unchanging.

> I know of at least one very successfull programmer who names all
> his C source and header files with very plain and meaningless names
> (letterNUMBER.c). He doesn't use CVS -- in fact I'm not sure he uses
> any formal version tracking tool.

I'm sure he has no obvious need for CVS, as I am sure he has no
collaborators. I suppose his name is Mel[1].




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