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SubjectRe: 2.1.131: some quality thoughts
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In article <199812171347.FAA18668@dm.cobaltmicro.com>,
David S. Miller <davem@dm.cobaltmicro.com> wrote:
> From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
> Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 14:03:43 +0000 (GMT)
>
> CVS can handle "core" just fine. In fact a cvs that ignores
> directories not files called core by default is just plain broken.
>
> DaveM has been keeping the tree in CVS for a long time without
> problems, with remote cvs access and all the works
>
>Yes but with a ".cvsignore" at the top level which says:
>
>!core
>
>to workaround this problem.

Has somebody considered (radical, I know) to just fix CVS once and for
all, and tell people who have problems to upgrade to a newer version?

As far as I can tell, everybody agrees that CVS is being stupid in not
checking at least that "core" is a regular file before ignoring it.

My opinion is that you shouldn't work around bugs in your tool-chain,
you should fix them. Either by fixing CVS, or by using something else.

Linus

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