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Re: branching dates

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: branching dates
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:48:21 -0500
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Alexander Taler wrote:
>   >>>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Hyslop <address@hidden> writes:
>   Jim> BTW, any chance the portion of the code that does this could be
>   Jim> refactored out into a separate script that can be put into the contrib/
>   Jim> directory?
> Not efficiently.  It's written on top of the LibCVS objects which
> present a very different view of the contents of the cvs
> repository than a raw cvs log output.
Oh, well. I wouldn't think it would be too difficult to write a separate

> While we're on this topic, the real problem with determining tag
> date is that tags can be moved or can be applied to a working
> directory where everything isn't properly up-to-date.

For non-branch tags, yes that's a problem, but for branch tags the
timestamp of the branch point and of the first revision on the branch
are very difficult to modify manually, so I think you can be fairly
confident that the window will be accurate.

Actually, when you get down to it, the real problem is CVS's lack of
control over metadata, but that's already been rehashed many times.

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