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Re: Official sources vs. RCVS

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Official sources vs. RCVS
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:24:39 -0500

"Cameron, Steve" wrote:

> Derek Price wrote:
> > compound of a static tag and ".origin".  I think it would be easy for a
> > user to
> > expect that statictag.origin would return the origin of the branch that
> > the
> > static tag is on (it doesn't - it's returnning empty...).
>         [smc]  That isn't possible, I don't think (famous last words...).
>         Here's why: the same revision marked by the static tag might be
>         present on multiple branches, due to CVS's optimization of not

No, no, no.  I totally agree.  I meant that it would be easy for a novice user
to _expect_ that behavior, so if they attempt to retrieve statictag.origin they
should get an error message and not an empty revision.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( http://CVSHome.org )
mailto:address@hidden     OpenAvenue ( http://OpenAvenue.com )
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