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Re: empty sgml-lib subdirs (Was: [meeting] notes from 2004-09-28)

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 21:49:12 +0200
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02010300-1035-CAD7C3751C8711D9B9700030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:

>On Sep 29, 2004, at 22:38, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>It would also be good if someone could do whatever necessary to wipe
>>out empty directories from the CVS tree, e.g. there is a dir for
>>WD-html40-970917 which does not contain anything, which makes browsing
>>the rep difficult.
>
>That's done.

Removing directories and files from the _Repository_ is rewriting history and
not a good thing to do in general. In particular, I'm fairly sure most of
those directories were in use in previous versions of the code; and when “cvs
rm”'ed CVS will ressurect the files from the Attic as needed when checking out
old versions, but deleting them from the repository orphans them permanently.

“cvs up -dP” will not cure this problem.

Not that I particularly lament the loss of those directories and files, but in
general I'd prefer we not rewrite history in this way — for our own good; it's
a major PITA when you need to go back to an old revision — without good
reason.

Now to go try to find a way to shut my cron'ed “cvs up” jobs up… :-(


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