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Re: cvs diff, proposal for change

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: cvs diff, proposal for change
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 15:56:51 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 13:07:52 (-0400), Terrence Enger wrote: ]
> Subject: cvs diff, proposal for change
> In general, the concensus of those in the know has been
> negative: cvs diff is so far from working with arbitrary files
> that it is not even worth thinking about changing it.
> Nevertheless, I beg your indulgence as I put forward this
> preliminary proposal for changes.

"cvs diff" itself is just the very tip of the iceberg.

The same text-based delta algorithms go right to the core of how RCS
files work.

If you want to store abitrary (and especially unstructured) binary data
in a version control system then CVS (and RCS) never was, and never will
be, an appropriate choice for your purposes.

                                                Greg A. Woods

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