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Re: CVS 1.11 export with BINARY files (problem)

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS 1.11 export with BINARY files (problem)
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 13:50:17 -0400

Mike Castle wrote:

> Is there EVER a good reason to really override -kb?

> I have at times wished that -k options didn't override -kb.  I wanted to
> do something on most files, without having to go back and special case
> binary files.

I think the issue is that -kb is treated like all the other keyword
expansion modes as far as overriding is concerned.  I haven't analyzed how
much work it would take to special case it.

> Perhaps a new -k options, say -kB, to indicate binary that is NOT
> overridden by other -k options should be worked on.

This does seem to make sense in a useful sort of way.  It would solve some
of the problems associated with using merge with '-kk' as well (see ).  As long as you made
sure you only forbid overriding the mode in commit, export, and update,
(i.e. not for 'admin -k') I don't foresee any problems.


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