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Re: Treating several related files as "one atomic thing"

From: Bryce Nesbitt (spam account)
Subject: Re: Treating several related files as "one atomic thing"
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 09:45:15 -0500
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"bryce_nesbitt" <address@hidden <>> writes:

/I'd like CVS to enforce treating these six files as one atomic/
/object, with a single revision history./

You could put them into an archive (eg tar) and check that in.  Then
your build system would be in charge of unpacking the archive into its
constituent files when necessary.  I'm guessing that the files are not
hand-editable anyway.

But if the files are themselves generated by some tool from another
file, it's that original source file that should go into CVS, not the
generated files.        -Ed Avis

That's a good suggestion.  And if I use an uncompressed
archive format, I might even get good delta storage efficiency.


(In this case, my originals are a set of related binary application
In other projects I like to use CVS for storage of the
generated target binaries, AND the binary tools that created
them.  There's no telling what, a few years down the road,
you'll actually be able to get to work.)

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