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Re: svn versus cvs question

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2003-06-25 18:13:35 CEST

On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 10:01:35AM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> The topic has come up before, but no one's written such a wrapper yet
> as far as I know. Not sure how hard it would be; the mapping from CVS
> to SVN is probably closer than the mapping from SVN to CVS, at least.
> If you have a specific use in mind for such a wrapper, maybe you could
> write it so that it satisfies that use, and then contribute it to the
> tools/ area. Once it's started, other people might contribute more
> compatibility...

One thing to consider: it's likely that a "cvs-like" wrapper around
svn will be some or all of the following:

        1.) incomplete, in terms of CVS features
        2.) incomplete, in terms of SVN features
        3.) flaky/finicky/brittle, due to subtle differences in
            semantics between simmilar commands (cvs up vs. svn up).

I think these issues could potentially be exacerbated by the use of
such a tool in an IDE; a human user might not use an obscure flag to
"cvs st", or might not rely as heavily on the precise semantics of a
particular operation as a computer program might.


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