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Re: svn commit: rev 2312 - trunk/tools/client-side

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2002-06-25 18:55:06 CEST

Blair Zajac <bzajac@demografx.com> writes:

> If you have little projects and only a few renames and deletes and
> feel like taking the time to make sure that the new vendor branch
> exactly matches the old one, then sure, typing in those commands is

Some of the projects are small, some are large; renames and deleted
and added files are rarely painful, but i would not trust it to
automation. I have only had to deal with a complete reorganization
once, and cvs could not handle it. I just went into the repository
and moved the directory to a different name and imported fresh.
Thankfully, this will not be necessary with svn. Handling a big
reorganization would still be a bitch, but again, i don't trust
this to automation.

I contend that merges like this are rare.

> fine. If you're like me and have 6 different projects using 60
> different directories to import, then it's very useful.

Well, good for you.

This script solves *your* problem, and it may solve the problems
of others. It may not. I think it is being over-sold. What i
don't want to see is this script become blessed as the way to manage
vendor branches, when it does more than CVS did, and arguably too
much. I suspect it will become a source of complaints, as it will
not be flexible enough to do what people want.

> In the mean time, keep your code quality comments to yourself.

I think Karl already said anything i would say in my defense here,
but i'd better say it too. Don't take offense; i didn't mean
anything about the code quality of your script, per se. It's just
that so often when a tool has a problem, the answer is "Oh, that's
easy, just write a perl script." As i said above, i just think
this script is being over-sold.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

Build a fire for a man, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on
fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. -Terry Pratchett

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