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Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or

From: Richard Caley
Subject: Re: CVS and Jar files: Should you import Jar into the Repository? Why or why not
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 23:12:03 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Greg A Woods (gaw) writes:

>> Storing as diffs is just an optimisation, not a necessary
>> feature. 

gaw> It might not be a "necessary feature", but it's the way RCS files work
gaw> today and in combination with the forced concurrent edits feature of
gaw> CVS, it makes it nearly insane to try to track non-diff-able and
gaw> non-patch-able files!

No it isn't. It is merely not as nice as it is for text files. That is 
not an argument for not using it unless there is something better or
something better can be produced for less effort than the gain.

My oven doesn't do as good a job on pizzas as on roasts. It doesn't do
as good a job as a professonal wood burning pizza oven. However it
does as good a job as any technology which would fit in my kitchen and
budget, and that is the only meaningful comparison.

>> Feel free to propose an alternative, if it's better everyone will be
>> happy to hear. 

gaw> I did already -- and I've used it flawlessly many times myself.  

You proposed an alterntive which performs worse (doesn't keep versions
in sync with the CVS controled files) and is extra work to
administer. That is not a good seller.

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