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RE: ***glaring*** flaw in cvs import?

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: ***glaring*** flaw in cvs import?
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:30:26 -0400

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> that's useful to know, but it's still appalling that the default 
> ignore list contains "core", which causes cvs to gleefully toss even 
> directories named "core".  do i understand it correctly that there is 
> no way to configure cvs to ignore some *file* patterns but not the 
> same *directory* patterns?  if that's true, that's definitely one of 
> the worst examples of software design i've seen in lots of years.
> lord, you could use that in a programming class as a golden 
> example of 
> things not to do.  i'm starting to understand why so many of my 
> colleagues won't touch cvs with a barge pole.
Hmmm... do you expect a reasonable response with an attitude like that? I
hope not.

Maybe when you've had a chance to cool down, and think about the history of
CVS, we may be able to continue this conversation.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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