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Re: merge mode for XML

From: Lee Sau Dan
Subject: Re: merge mode for XML
Date: 08 May 2002 10:17:55 +0200
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>>>>> "Sean" == Sean Hager <address@hidden> writes:

    Sean> Actually pattern matching would put the users at the mercy
    Sean> of CVS more then extension ( really I mean wild card )
    Sean> matching.  Pattern matching could be very unreliable and
    Sean> produce different results based on the content of the
    Sean> document per version, when the format per version has not
    Sean> changed.  Wild card matching puts the users in the drivers
    Sean> seat.

I  can't see  your point.   When I  said "wild  cards", I  don't meant
they're HARD-CODED into  CVS source code.  The wild  card patterns are
to be  put in a config  file, not unlike  CVSROOT/cvsignore.

    Sean> You can control how CVS will work with your files
    Sean> with naming conventions.  I think programmers are smart
    Sean> enough to follow naming conventions, and understand the
    Sean> consequences of breaking the conventions.

Wild card patterns  are just a generalization of  extensions.  I can't
see  why extensions  would work  while wild  card patterns  don't.  If
programmers can stick with naming conventions described by extensions,
why can't they do the same with wild card patterns?

Lee Sau Dan                     李守敦(Big5)                    address@hidden(HZ) 

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