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RE: cvs does not support adding files locally (to allow a diff et c


From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: cvs does not support adding files locally (to allow a diff et c
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 16:03:45 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
> Jim.Hyslop writes:
> >
> > Well, this begs the question - why does CVS use and 
> document that option,
> > then?
> 
> Because CVS uses and documents all the diff options?
1) cvs is not diff. They are two distinct programs. Yes, cvs may *use* diff
internally, but it is not diff.

2) cvs does *not* use the -N option. 

Since cvs is not diff, and cvs does not use the -N option, why document it?
By documenting the option, users are misled into believing that the option
actually does something useful.

-- 
Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. (http://www.leitch.com)
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.cuj.com/experts)





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