[cvsnt] Betr.: Re: Using -r and -D together while applying a tag
tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Mon Sep 15 18:32:03 BST 2008
Jan Keirse wrote:
> I don't understand why the entries file format is a problem here.
> If last week I checked out the TEST branch of my system and didn't touch
> the sandbox it would still be here today.
> So why wouldn't it be possible to create that same sandbox with the same
> contents and all the revisions from last week today?
The entries file records the sticky tag which can be either a tag or a
date. Currently no syntax exists to hold both at the same time.
There don't seem to be many actual checks to stop you doing it.. rtag is
the only explicit one I could find - although it's possible I removed
them sometime.. the code I work with is subsantially different to the
For cvsnt I suspect it's too entrenched in the old code to make it work,
although it's Arthur's call if he wants to do it.
In EVS as far as I can tell it'll just work anyway, since date is a
separate attribute (and the entries file isn't used normally)... OTOH
I've not had occasion to test that.
> It could be usefull if you have messed up your system and want to go back
> to a week ago because you're sure it worked last week (but didn't tag
> because there was no release or anything.)
For that you would normally do a merge to remove changes from the
interim period (or more often a diff followed possibly by a merge of the
parts that don't work). Indeed I have had occasion to do this.. it's
easy to break things and need to roll back a change or two.
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