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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla archive-setup/init-tree/import

From: Adrian Irving-Beer
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tla archive-setup/init-tree/import
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:17:08 -0500
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On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 03:43:29PM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:

> Why do we have init-tree and import?
> tla get $version cd $version
> # cp/ edit initial files into tree
> tla add $initial_files tla commit

I agree that import could just as easily be replaced by commit.

I don't, however, see the benefit of 'get' instead of 'init-tree'.
I'd rather tla complain if the 'get' target doesn't exist, than just
generate a new tree.

It also presumes I would always initialise a tree before putting any
files in it.  The complete opposite is true.  I usually have a full
working tree before I init-tree, and all I do after that is edit the
tagging preferences.  Having to generate a new tree and move
everything into it is just counter-productive.

Also, note that while CVS lacks the init-tree step, the use of
'import' for the first revision is actually more CVS-like than
'commit', for what that's worth.

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