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Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs

From: marko
Subject: Re: coaxing scientists to use cvs
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 13:31:02 +0200 (CEST)

> my strategy is:
> never refill/reformat existing paragraphs.
> This strategy has the advantage
> that the diffs reflect better the logical units
> that I'm changing.
True. I did the same also, but you may end up with pretty scattered pieces
of text if you change your sources very often over time. The sources
readability itself deminishes... But I guess that's the only chance

> Emac's 'ediff'  is very helpful here.   It let's you  go through diffs
I know. I used that also quite a few times.

> merge CONFLICTS.  It displays the  2 old versions and the merge result
Didn't do merges up to now with this.

> 'pcl-cvs' package--a Emacs frontend for CVS--is really wonderful.
haven't used pcl-cvs very often up to now, since am mainly working with
Windows now...

But, well, just to add that: I fully support your ideas concerning keeping
sources of LaTeX under CVS' control. I just wanted to underline that there
are some tripwires in your path if you do that. I understand your boss, my
bosses acted exactly the same way, so that I had to do all the updating
myself and find their changes and handle the cases they didn't use the
most up-to-date versions... ;) neverending story.... ;) Happens all the
time! :)


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