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Re: working areas

From: Rob Helmer
Subject: Re: working areas
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 11:49:24 -0700
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On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 02:37:08PM -0400, Tom Copeland wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 12:42, address@hidden wrote:
> > All;
> >     We seem to have two different styles to working with CVS here and
> > I want to know what the standard is in the community.
> >  
> >     One group says that you never ever change your working area. You
> > just do updates and keep working on.  
> That's what I do.
> > The other group says you should change your working area and start
> > with a fresh checkout.  I agree with the second group.  I like the
> > idea of always starting a task with a fresh clean checkout.  I think
> > work areas should be temporary and be deleted when you are done with a
> > task. 
> Hm.  That's interesting.  Why do you feel the work area should be
> temporary?

I definitely do an export based on tag for releases, but for development
I go with the first style as well.

CVS can easily accomodate the second style, using the "-C" flag to 
"cvs update", I suppose. That'll backup any modified files the same
as if you had a conflict, so it helps to avoid accidents.

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