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RE: implementing basic metadata in cvs using tags

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: implementing basic metadata in cvs using tags
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:38:30 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 18:28:52 (+1000), Matthew Herrmann wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: implementing basic metadata in cvs using tags
> Arguably it _is_ for a build system to register libraries etc., but as I
> work in interpreted languages where the compilation is usually incremental
> (check out libraries+source, work on interpreted source using compiled
> libraries, compile everything for deployment), a 'build' system as such
> except for the specific case of deployment doesn't really make sense, since
> you usually compile about 20% of it.

You'll find that a build system, even one so simple that it just copies
your script files into another "runtime" directory solves so many issues
in the way you think about the process you use to develop software that
after you've used one for a time you'll wonder how you ever did without

Yes it is nice to edit and tweak something and then instantly run it
without having to "build" it.  However until you have a full IDE that
also does version control, traditional development processes are very
good ways to ensure that you do things the "right" way for the long

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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