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Re: branching question

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: branching question
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:06:59 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


I am using Mark's answer to answer Tim: ;)

* On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 02:15:51PM -0600 Mark E. Hamilton wrote:
> Tim Velten wrote:
> >Is this correct ?   Can I branch from another branch ?
> Yes, you can.

Note, however, that it might not be a good idea to do this often. For
example, you might want to branch the April branch from the February
branch, and the June branch from the April branch, and so on.

The problem is not that CVS cannot handle it. The problem is that the
underlying RCS file format is optimized for checking out the HEAD.
Whenever you want to check out anything else, RCS (and, thus, CVS) has
to do many computations. So, doing this branching over and over again,
you end up making your CVS server behave slower and slower. This might
not be what you want.

Just my 2 cent worth as a warning.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis                               

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