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Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RCS: (vc-next-action 1) only New Backend
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09:06:10 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:18:34 -0400
> >> > Be it as it may, I have tons of files under RCS, so I am not very keen
> >> > to try to migrate them to git.
> >> It should be pretty easy to migrate them to SRC, on the other hand.
> > It might; but then I see no reason for us to require users to do
> > that.  RCS is still pretty useful on its own right, as long as you
> > maintain small projects.  Just because some of us don't like it
> > doesn't mean others could not use it.
> Agreed, but adding support to the generic VC code for a feature that
> can only exist in that one backend (and is not even very widely used by
> users of this backend) is kind of problematic.

This feature is supported by 3 back-ends, not by 1.

> I think the closest functionality in current backends might be the
> ability to tag revisions, so if we could somehow map VC's support for
> tagging to this RCS quirk I'd be a lot more satisfied.

Fine with me.

If this were discussed before the feature was removed, we would
probably have that by now.

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