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RE: cvs add <directory>

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 11:11:47 -0700

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>[ On Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 09:54:53 (-0700), Paul Sander wrote: ]
>> Subject: RE: cvs add <directory>
>> This claim is also incorrect.  It *is* possible to do the following:
>> - version the modules database.

>Yes, but to no useful end, except maybe in the most limited
>circumstances, something rather useless for a tool designed for flexible
>wide-spread use.

It would allow modules to be retrieved correctly by branch/date pair or
tag.  Seems mighty useful to me, given that the ad hoc workaround of
adding version numbers to module names would no longer be necessary.

>> - add an RCS file identifier to the CVS/Entries file.

>The Entries file is not an RCS file, nor is it derived from an RCS file,
>so that's rather illogical.

Kindly read what I said:  Add an RCS file identifier to the CVS/Entries
file.  That means:  Add a layer of indirection so that a single RCS file
can be mapped to its corresponding working copy, no matter where in the
workspace it happens to appear.

>> - add a more flexible computation to write the RCS file identifiers in the
>>   CVS/Entries file.

>Whatever that means....

Obviously you don't understand.  Go away and think about it for a while.
Come back when you get it.

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