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Re: A CVS Entries file parser

From: Sam TH <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2001-04-24 20:13:35 CEST

On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 11:49:16AM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Sam TH <sam@uchicago.edu> writes:
> > > Euh... we aren't going to parse Entries files. That is a client-side thing.
> > > We're just going to crawl through the ,v files on the server.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure that our testing system, nor cvs2svn would need this. Did I
> > > miss something?
> >
> > I figured we will want to have a test suite for cvs2svn as well.
> > That's where this would be useful.
> Sam, can you describe exactly how parsing CVS/Entries files is useful
> in testing cvs2svn? I'm still not seeing it.

I sent that before thinking hard enough here. Unless you were
dumping lots of internal state from cvs2svn, and using that to test as
well (a bad idea, I think), there's nothing that the Entries files
tell you that the files themselves don't.

So scratch that idea.
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