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RE: cvs add <directory>

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 09:54:53 -0700

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>[ On Friday, May 23, 2003 at 22:02:55 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
>> Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
>> Your claim is not correct.  Directories CAN be versioned, even using an
>> underlying shared, file-based repository system, even if it uses RCS.

>OK, yes, directories can be versioned.

>However directories cannot possibly ever be versioned with any
>meaningful and useful result in any system even remotely like CVS.  It
>is simply not conceptually or logically possible.  If you think so then
>you are very confused.  There is simply nothing there that needs to be
>"versioned".  Anything you think you see is a figment of your imagination.

This claim is also incorrect.  It *is* possible to do the following:
- version the modules database.
- add an RCS file identifier to the CVS/Entries file.
- add a more flexible computation to write the RCS file identifiers in the
  CVS/Entries file.

The result would be *very* similar to CVS.

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