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Re: Is there a limint on the number of branches in CVS?

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: Is there a limint on the number of branches in CVS?
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 10:04:51 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:
> That's one place where CVS has deviated from the "golden"
> path set by RCS -- RCS is very careful to always work with
> revision numbers as strings rather than converting back
> and forth between strings and integers, so it never has
> such problems.  CVS was not as carefully implemented.
> Fixing it would be a worthwile goal.

Hmmm... well, in theory, yes. But in practice, I think there are much
more likely bugs and features to address first. Are there repositories
out there where the revision number is likely to exceed INT_MAX? I know
not everyone's using an OS where INT_MAX is 2147483647 or greater, but
even so, has anyone even approached 32,000 revisions on a branch yet?

Out of curiosity, has anyone tested what happens if the revision numbers
roll over?

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