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RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:15:24 -0400

Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, June 5, 2004 at 13:01:48 (-0700), Adrian 
> Constantin wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: CVS corrupts binary files ... 
> >
> > I don't wanna merge binary files, and I'm not likely to 
> modify them in 
> > my module (project). I just want cvs to carry them along with the 
> > sources
> Then your better tool is called a "directory" (i.e. outside 
> of CVS) and you use it with a simple reference to it from 
> within your build system.
Hehehehe... good one.

Hang on - there was no smiley there. Oh my - you were serious!

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater, shall we? Granted, CVS was
not *originally* designed to handle binary files. Granted, CVS does not
handle binary files as well as it handles mergeable text files. But even
with CVS's handicaps and limitations WRT binary, CVS is still orders of
magnitude better than manually maintaining versions of files in a directory.

Embrace change, Greg. These days, binary files are considered "source". CVS
needs to move with the times, or step aside for another VM system.


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