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Re: An RCS files viewer?

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: An RCS files viewer?
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 10:19:57 +0100
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Hello Mark,

* On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 10:43:57AM -0800 Mark D. Baushke wrote:
> Spiro Trikaliotis <address@hidden> writes:
> CVS will only use even numbers in the 'magic' branch tags (

Oh, I forgot this, yes. BTW: I did not find any rationale behind this
decision? Why doesn't CVS use even numbers, too?

> RCS does not mind if there are tags that point to revisions that do
> not exist. So, to RCS the 'magic' CVS tags are just ignored.

Yes, I know this part.

> > I am not sure if ViewCVS (and other tools) depend upon a tag with a
> > "zero" in its revision number to recognize a branch. If they depend
> > on this, they might not show the RCS branch correctly (or at all).
> Nope.

I did some tests, it seems you are right. Regardless if a tag is


in the RCS file, it seems ViewCVS recognizes it correctly as a branch.
At least that part works. Cool. ;)

> A normal RCS file may be used in a CVS repository with no ill effects.

Well, I had already uses this for an old project of mine. Anyway, that
one did not have any branch. As I knew about that difference, I was not
sure if ViewCVS and others behave correctly.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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