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Re: rcs2log

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: rcs2log
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 08:10:08 -0700
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
I'd expect any user of RCS/CVS to have rcs2log installed

I wouldn't. RCS doesn't ship it, and CVS is often installed without it. For example, on Fedora 20 it's part of the cvs-contrib package, not the cvs package, and although I had CVS installed on my desktop I didn't have rcs2log in /usr/bin because I didn't have cvs-contrib.

Besides, the version in Emacs is the True Version of rcs2log; the version in cvs-contrib is a pale imitation (a ten-year-old fork without a lot of fixes that are in Emacs).

Perhaps rcs2log should be moved to RCS or to CVS or both, but unless and until it's reliably in its destination(s) Emacs should keep it around.

Eric S. Raymond wrote:

I believe I wrote this a very long time ago

No, we can't pin this one on you.  I wrote it.

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