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Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()

From: laine+info-cvs
Subject: Re: Timestamp race avoidance in do_update()
Date: 16 Feb 2001 12:15:10 -0500
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address@hidden (Paul Sander) writes:

> This type of conversion is best done using RCS, thus avoiding all of the
> overhead of CVS.

I used RCS when I converted a repository from SCCS several years ago,
and it worked very well. In the current case, though, the repository
is in VSS, and the VSS binaries only run on Windows. The CygWin tools
(Windows port of GNU tools) don't contain rcs binaries, and I don't
have the time or inclination to go find a port (or make a port) just
for a script that will run a few times, especially when CVS already
does the job (although probably slower). Using RCS for the conversion
is an interesting idea, but I'd rather live with a script that took
30% longer to run than go through the trouble of making RCS run on
Windows, then writing a new script mostly from scratch.

(BTW, as any perl programmer would tell you, the definition of "best
way" is "the way that gets the job done with the least effort before
your boss fires you" ;-)

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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