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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cross Platform Path issues

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cross Platform Path issues
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:54:08 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Michael Grubb <address@hidden>

    > I know that Tom is reluctant to give up his 
    > cat/cat--branch/cat--branch--ver  directory structure (I really don't 
    > why, I'm sure he has his reasons, none of which require that I 
    > understand)  

Existing archives.

    > but realistically that syntax is redundant, unneeded and far 
    > easier to change than any of the other pieces of software mentioned 

    > At any rate I guess we need to see what his final thoughts on the subject 

You're SOL there.   It depends on who does what :-)

If, instead of low-level hacks to try to hide the issue from arch,
you're interested in chaning the "cat/..../...--ver" idiom -- that's
fine -- but you need to make those changes in an upward compatible


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