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Re: FW: Commit inconsistency: Up-to-date check did not fail though it sh

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: FW: Commit inconsistency: Up-to-date check did not fail though it should have !
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 13:46:01 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 24, 2003 at 03:36:58PM +0200, Reinstein, Shlomo wrote:
> I have also looked up the sources of CVS. In commit.c, there's the following
> comment: (I'm quoting)
>       /* Sending only the names of the files which were modified, added,
>          or removed means that the server will only do an up-to-date
>          check on those files.  This is different from local CVS and
>          previous versions of client/server CVS,

Yikes; I had no idea!  That does seem pretty conclusive, though :-/

> but it probably is a Good
>          Thing, or at least Not Such A Bad Thing.  */

I'd sure like to know *why* he felt that.  The commit message
(src/commit.c rev 1.40) is no more revealing than the comment.

I imagine the change was made as a speed improvement, but that
doesn't seem sufficient grounds for the resulting violation of
user expectations -- at least, not without more justification
than was given.

> I just wonder how come this does not cause problems in
> the development of large projects that are kept in CVS.

So do I!


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