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Re: CVS bashing?

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: Re: CVS bashing?
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 11:05:51 -0400

address@hidden on 2001.04.11 21:31:01
>On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 06:06:22PM -0700, Paul Sander wrote:
>> - Invoke a type-specific merge tool, ideally one of the user's choice.
>Actually, simply "an external tool.  Period" would be sufficient.  Then
>said external tool can have whatever intelligence it wants to determine
>filetype and such.  No need to push that into CVS.

I disagree.  Merging (and diffing) is part of what CVS does.  I see no reason
not to be able to specify what merge/diff algorithm is used by CVS.  Such a
design would implement the Template Design Pattern.

If a wrapper tool were used, it would necessarily have to munge around the
CVS/Entries file which is supposed to be internal to CVS (eg its implementation
could change or it could disappear altogether in the future).


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