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RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ...
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 16:05:44 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at 09:15:24 (-0400), Jim.Hyslop wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: CVS corrupts binary files ... 
> 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.

How do you figure that?  A plain old directory is infinitely better at
managing static content, binary or not, than _any_ versioning tool.
Anything over and above a plain old directory _only_ adds unnecessary
layers of complexity.

Haven't you learned yet that you'll do a lot better if you choose the
best tools for each job rather than hitting everything on the head with
your damn hammer!?!?!?!?!

                                                Greg A. Woods

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