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Re: Providing the functionality of CVS as a library

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Providing the functionality of CVS as a library
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 10:55:11 -0500 (EST)

Alex Taler writes:
> My incentive for this comes from my experience with writing tools
> that wrap CVS.  I found the parsing of the CVS output quite
> cumbersome, and prone to failure when I brought it to a new site.
> I know I'm not the only one who would benefit from such a
> library, so it seemed like a good idea.

That's one of the motivations for the CVS client/server protocol -- the
intent was the people should write new clients rather than trying to
wrap the existing command-line client.  Librarifying CVS would likely
require a complete re-write.

-Larry Jones

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