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Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 61

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: Emacs-devel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 61
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 10:14:09 +1200

 > Well, that's one way to put it.  An equally valid analysis would
 > be that -d ought to be the default rather than an option I've
 > never heard of before, and CVS is broken as designed.  

I'm surprised that you've not heard of it because it's needed for updating from
a CVS repository each time a new directory is added.  In recent years, for
emacs that has mean't org, erc, gnus, mh-e...

I'm not sure that it should be the default because using it with repositories
which share source means that you pick up directories that you don't want, e.g.,
gdb shares with binutils and if you do:

cvs checkout gdb 'sourceware url'     i.e. the gdb module
cd gdb
cvs up -d

you get the binutils directory.

I think these are the quirks of VCses with which we have to become familiar.

I wonder how bzr handles new directories.  I'm sure it is better but, for me,
CVS has the advantage of feeling like an old friend.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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