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Re: Strange behaviour with cvs rlog and branch tag

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Strange behaviour with cvs rlog and branch tag
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:34:55 -0400
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On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 11:36:42AM -0400, Larry Jones wrote:
> Olivier Imbrechts writes:
> > When listing files tagged with a branch tag I only get directories while it 
> > works fine with "simple" tag.
> There aren't any revisions actually on the branch yet (the root is not
> on the branch), which is why you're not getting any results.  I don't
> think that's a bug, but it might be possible to convince me otherwise.

It seems to me that the root is on the branch, in the sense that
"cvs up -rBRANCH" will yield it (i.e. it's on the branch in the
CVS sense, even if not in the RCS sense).

However, I can see wanting to ask either question:
  - For which files has someone actually committed something to
    the branch?

  - Which files have branch tag X, i.e. which files will be in my
    sandbox if I do "cvs update -rX"?

So it's hard to argue that either of the two behaviours is
"correct" or "a bug"; either one could be what the user's looking

It's the same difference as that between "cvs log -rX:Y" and


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