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Re: import inconsistency


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: import inconsistency
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 21:43:58 GMT

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu.cvs.bug/news/@flint.cs.yale.edu> wrote in message 
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> >> Well, .... it's irrelevant in that moving the file is not going to
> >> resurrect the file.  If moving the file out of the Attic is not done to
> >> resurrect it, then what is it for ?
> > It is for consistency, so that the different paths that lead to the
> > same result, don't end up with one of them weird and the other clean.
>
> I have no idea which inconsistency you're referring to.

A tinpot branch who gets in first, causes the file to stay in the
Attic forever, which means exception coding forever.

> AFAIK, the current CVS code preserves the
>
>     head of trunk is dead  iff   file in Attic
>
> very consistently and your patch breaks it.

Good point.  That is a form of consistency too, maybe even a
more important one.

BFN.  Paul.




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