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Re: Lying about the author (and so).

From: gabriel rosenkoetter
Subject: Re: Lying about the author (and so).
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:41:39 -0400
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On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 02:31:18PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Friday, April 12, 2002 at 12:14:14 (+0200), Jon Krom wrote: ]
> > 2. When checking-in a file into RCS, one could "ly" about the author.
> >    Also very useful when importing files that were created by someone
> >    else.
> "su"?

I think Jon wants to supply something that's not a username on his
system at all. (... and I think you'd argue that this is meant to
be a username on the CVS server rather than any random token. I
can't decide whether I agree or not.)

> > I'm now importing some files created by a third party into my CVS
> > store.  I do that as a so-called vendor branch; but this branch 
> > gets my user name as the author.  It would be nice to have the
> > above mentioned RCS facilities, or at least the second, available
> > in CVS, but I cannot find them.
> Why?  You're the one who created the vendor branch in your repository.
> The "blame" lies with you, not some hapless soul who may not even have
> an account on your machine!  :-)

Again, I think he wants to tag the source of the, er, source rather
than place blame. I'd argue that both bits of information are,
perhaps, important. (Not that I've got a good suggestion for how
to preserve them both.)

gabriel rosenkoetter

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