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RE: cvs branch date

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs branch date
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 09:06:51 -0400

Alexander Taler wrote:
> I have recently written some code as part of LibCVS which can get
> an approximation of the time a tag was applied, based on the
> times of the revisions which were tagged.  It can give you lower
> and upper bounds for when the tag was applied.  It will not
> produce accurate results for tags which have been moved, applied
> to historical snapshots, applied to different files at different
> times, or other similar circumstances.  It's Perl code, if you're
> interested in using it.
This sounds like an excellent tool to add to the CVS contrib directory. You
might want to contact Derek Price (either on this list, or on
address@hidden, or check the archives to find his email address) to find
out how to get it added.

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


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