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RE: Pruning A Branch

From: Stanton, Curt (NCI/IMS)
Subject: RE: Pruning A Branch
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 21:09:32 -0400

I agree too.  I would rather just leave it there myself, but space is the
issue we are concerned.  Thanks for the input.

-Curt Stanton
IMS Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Helmer
To: 'address@hidden'
Sent: 6/11/02 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Pruning A Branch


I agree. The whole point of version control is that you keep track
of the history of your project. Selectively removing history is
not conducive to that goal, the whole point is that you never
know when you may need a change that seems insignificant at the


On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 04:59:14PM -0400, Eric Siegerman wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 03:46:59PM -0400, Stanton, Curt (NCI/IMS)
> > Is it possible to prune a branch from CVS?
> Possible, but not easy.  (You can remove the branch *tag* easily
> enough.  The branch's revisions will all still be there, though
> -- but with no tag to identify the branch's history and purpose.)
> Better would be to merge the changes back into the mainline, if
> appropriate; then leave the branch there and just ignore it.
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