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Re: Completely new version

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Completely new version
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 14:59:45 -0400 (EDT)

Eric Siegerman writes:
> The problem with it in production, where the code will be worked
> on for years, is that CVS doesn't "remember" that you're now on
> version 2.0.  Think what will happen the next time you add a new
> file.  To maintain the 2.x numbering, you'll have to say "-r 2.0"
> when you commit the file's first revision; if you forget, the
> file will be created at revision 1.1.

No it won't.  When adding a new file, CVS looks for the highest major
revision in the directory and uses it for the new file, so you'd get 2.1
in that case.  It's still not a good idea, however.

> Much better to use tags, and stop expecting the revision numbers
> to convey information meaningful to humans.


-Larry Jones

What a waste to be going to school on a morning like this. -- Calvin

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