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Re: Date/branch checkout issue

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Date/branch checkout issue
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 14:46:35 -0500 (EST)

Greg Kilfoyle writes:
> We have experienced a problem when checking out using both -r and
> -D options. A file that was added to the trunk appears on a branch
> checkout, even though that file wasn't merged to the branch until
> after the date specified using -D.

That's an unfortunate side-effect of CVS's branching and merging
architecture.  CVS doesn't track the date/time when a file was added to
a branch via a merge, only the revision.  So, if that revision existed
on the date in question, you'll get the file, even though it wasn't
actually merged to the branch until later.

-Larry Jones

Even though we're both talking english, we're not speaking the same language.
-- Calvin

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