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Re: Subversion saved the day

From: Brian W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-07-29 08:24:15 CEST

On Jul 28, 2005, at 11:34 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net>:
>
>> I feel almost ungrateful saying it, but (as Greg Hudson and others
>> were pointing out in IRC today), you can more or less do this in CVS
>> too, by using date-based instead of revision-based queries.
>>
>
> !!! I didn't know that was possible.

Yep. Karl and I used this mechanism to track down a nasty bug back in
1999 (I think). You just 'cvs update -D MM/DD/YYYY' to an earlier
date, test the bug, then binary search by updating to different dates
until you've narrowed the bug down to a single file or set of files.

And yes, it's ugly.

-Fitz

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