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RE: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs tag: some slightly counterintuitive behaviour
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 15:24:05 -0500

Andy Jones wrote:
> I'm preparing a release.  Some of the code is questionable - 
> I don't know if it is dead or not but it certainly does not 
> want to be part of the release.  So I've been deleting these 
> files from the working directory.
> Now I come to make a release tag.
At this point, I have to ask: why are you creating a release tag with
uncommitted files? If the file does not participate in the release, it
should be "cvs remove"d and committed.

> Any thoughts?  I think that at the very least this behaviour 
> should be spelled out more clearly in the manual.
That I would go along with.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (

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