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RE: cvs branch date

From: Alexander Taler
Subject: RE: cvs branch date
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 13:11:37 -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.

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Hyslop <Jim.Hyslop> writes:
  Jim> This sounds like an excellent tool to add to the CVS contrib
  Jim> directory. You might want to contact Derek Price (either on this list,
  Jim> or on address@hidden, or check the archives to find his email address)
  Jim> to find out how to get it added.

That's a good idea, but I don't feel that it's quite appropriate
in this case.  The Perl LibCVS is intended to be useful for
writing such tools, and it will be included as an example there.
Furthermore, the Perl LibCVS is quite a lot of code, since it
implements the cvsclient protocol.


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