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Re: [Fwd: CVS, Cygwin, IDE and Emacs]

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: [Fwd: CVS, Cygwin, IDE and Emacs]
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 05:23:16 -0700 (PDT)

--- Mike Ayers <address@hidden> wrote:
> Noel Yap wrote:
> > 
> > First, some questions:
> > 1. Why do you have version control comments within
> the
> > files?
>       I didn't set up the repository, I inherited it.  I
> could probably remove the 
> log, but some folk feel pretty strongly about
> keeping them in there.  It's a 
> bit of a moot point in this case, since there is
> almost zero chance of 
> branch-and-merge.

OTOH you're still having problems with it and there's
no real need for it since you can get the same
information from "cvs log".

I understand developers can get pretty religious about
these things.  Personnally, I find logs within source
annoying.  It's too much information when I don't need
it and gets in the way of the code.

> > 2. Is your working directory mounted as "binary"
> or as
> > "text"?
>       All my cygwin drives are mounted "binary" as is the
> default.  As I (vaguely) 
> recall, mounting Cygwin drives "text" led to some
> bizarre complications.  Note 
> that the repository contains text and binary (i.e.
> Word documents) files.

I mount my Cygwin directories binary since I use
editors that keep things binary.  If you use editors
that insist on placing ^M's in the code, it's probably
better to mount the directories as text.

As for truly binary things, I think if you've told CVS
that these elements are really binary (I think you can
do this with "cvs add" and "cvs admin"), it should
treat them as such.


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