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Re: sccs2rcs to perl


From: Michael Sterrett -Mr. Bones.-
Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 18:06:22 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Thursday, March 7, 2002 at 16:46:04 (-0500), Michael Sterrett -Mr. Bones$
> > Subject: Re: sccs2rcs to perl
> >
> >     I see a problem with the CVS code as distributed.  That is, it has
> >     a single csh script which is both slow and makes the CVS code-base
> >     depend on an additional unix "utility" when it doesn't have to.
>
> Well, it's only a contributed utility, not a core part of the CVS code
> as distributed.....

All the Linux distributions I have access too include sccs2rcs as part
of the CVS package because it is distributed as part of the CVS tar ball.
Because of that, I consider it "part of CVS".

> >     I believe I addressed both of these problems with my re-write of the
> >     script in perl.
>
> No, you did not.  Only a translation to POSIX Shell or C would have
> addressed both problems.

Sorry, but I disagree.  There are already a number of perl scripts in the
contrib directory so the package as a whole depends on perl already.
I don't think you can argue that I've not reduced the number of
dependencies for the CVS package.

Michael Sterrett
  -Mr. Bones.-
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