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Re: patch for documentation about version control

From: Andre Spiegel
Subject: Re: patch for documentation about version control
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:22:36 +0100

On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 04:00 -0500, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:

> although RCS is old (and somewhat quirky), it is still
> useful.  i'm about to check in the following (changing
> the names to have vc-rcs- prefix), which should extend
> the lifetime of RCS ,v files if not the RCS executable
> programs installed in ${bindir}, for a while yet.

Please don't add this.  RCS is perfectly alive and kicking, and to add
an alternative means of manipulating the master files (with subtle
incompatibilities admitted) is just plain unnecessary.

If you can use your parsing functions to make vc-annotate work under
RCS, that is a fine improvement, but please (a) let me see your patches
before you commit them, and (b) version control operations on RCS files
should always go via the actual RCS commands.

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