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Re: A CVS Entries file parser

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-04-24 20:58:43 CEST

On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 01:13:35PM -0500, Sam TH wrote:
> 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.

The cvs2svn process is not going to use the cvs cmdline, so we'll never see
an Entries file.

On the other hand, it *will* dump a good amount of state because there are
repositories out there where the state cannot be in memory. Thus, it will be
on the disk.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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