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RE: cvs add <directory>

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:38:59 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Friday, May 23, 2003 at 14:59:34 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
> Quite right.  Directories carry with them minimally the metadata necessary
> to map files in the workspace to their history containers in the repository.
> Even CVS does it with the CVS/Repository file, which in my opinion is
> insufficient to the task.

No, not right AT ALL.  Directories cannot be versioned, especially not
with an underlying, shared, file-based repository system like RCS.
There is no useful metadata that can be changed.  They either exist
because versioned files exist in them, or they don't.  There's literally
nothing else useful to do with them that should not be done with a build
system.  If you think otherwise then you are (still) confusing concepts
with other kinds of tools which are designed completely differently from
the very ground up.  All your attempts to date to invent schemes to do
what you think you want to do are only warped mis-application of foreign
ideas from other systems that simply do not fit at all with CVS.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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