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Re: Emacs VC Subversion back end: release early, release often

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-15 17:22:16 CEST

Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> writes:
> Before going too far down the path of modifying VC, which has an interface
> very much oriented towards a single file at a time (intentionally so), you
> may want to look at the pcl-cvs package which already supports multi-file
> commits, renames, and other things that Subversion can actually version.
> It may be an easier starting point.
> I imagine there are a lot of people like me, who use VC to commit changes
> to single files and use pcl-cvs to do anything more complicated. They
> work fairly well in a complimentary setup.

Amen to that. (I'm one of these people, too.)

But: I think VC's directory mode (see `vc-directory') is intended to
operate the way pcl-cvs does, but VC-generic instead of CVS-specific.

If so, makes more sense to improve vc-directory than pcl-cvs...


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