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Re: RFC: Reworking server handling of case insensitive clients

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: RFC: Reworking server handling of case insensitive clients
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 12:08:47 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> | I see a possible problem with "-b" if the file was imported and
> | branched, but never actually on the main trunk, and so resides in the
> | Attic, but the user needs/wants to change the default branch for commits
> | to the latest branch taken. The workaround would be to use -bREV, but it
> | might not be obvious to the user that this is what they need to do.
> No, imported files are not in the Attic.  By definition, CVS keeps files
> in the Attic if "they do not exist on the main trunk".  Since imported
> files are checked out on the trunk, CVS does not store them in the Attic.

I don't actually know what this conversation is about, but that's
never stopped me jumping in with both legs before.

If a file is added on a branch, it goes into the Attic.  After a
subsequent import, the file remains in the Attic.

Therefore, the situation described above, where a file is
imported and branched, is possible.

But I've no idea if this particular bit of information is relevant
or not.

One thing I'm quite sure of, is that the fact that files in the Attic
go through exception coding and subject to various abnormal
things, doesn't worry me in the slightest.  I'm one of the biggest
supporters of flowers in the Attic.

BFN.  Paul.

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