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Re: cvs commitinfo - remote access issues - enforced code beautification

From: Thomas S. Urban
Subject: Re: cvs commitinfo - remote access issues - enforced code beautification
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:29:03 -0800
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On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 12:20:39 -0500, Larry Jones sent 0.5K bytes:
> Thomas S. Urban writes:
> > 
> > It certainly does work for changes made with the commitinfo script - an
> > undocumented feature, perhaps.
> Only if there are RCS keywords in the file that also change as a result
> of the checkin.  Like I said, using RCS keywords to get under-the-table
> changes made on the server back to the client is a kludge that shouldn't
> be depended on to keep working in the future.

Yeah, I understand that keywords expansion is required for my kludge to
work, and that what I am doing is a definitely a kludge.  If this
undocumented feature is ever removed, I will have to reevaluate what I'm
doing.  If this ever does change, I would request that in addition to
fixing what information is sent back to the client (diff versus whole
file), the developers should also remove the capability to modify the
file that gets checked in - give the commitinfo script a temporary copy
of each file that isn't used to modify the rcs file.  Either that or
properly support and docuemnt the feature ;).


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