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Re: My observations and experience with cvs2svn.py on Windows

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-17 19:19:07 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> > Ben's description of Subversion tagging applies to the ideal case
> > only: giving a tag name to one exact revision tree. Anything more
> > complex than that will take up more space, proportional to the
> > complexity ("mixedness") of the tagged tree.
> Sure... I was just saying that my impression is that cvs2svn.py
> generally creates tags that have more "mixedness" than what normally
> would have resulted if svn had been used from the very beginning. I
> think it's just a side-effect of the hard problem cvs2svn.py is solving
> via heuristics.

In the default case ('cvs tag' on a head working copy), cvs2svn should
do just one copy, the same as a human svn user would. Maybe there's a
bug, though.

> His mail is excellent cvs2svn feedback, you're right. Sorry, Bern, I
> didn't mean to sound hostile.

Oh -- now to be to *totally* meta: I didn't mean to imply that your
mail was hostile, Ben. I was just thanking Bern independently, that's

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