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Re: RCS tags in ada source files

On 13-Mar-2002, David O'Brien <> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 05:27:28PM +1100, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> > On 13-Mar-2002, Robert Dewar <> wrote:
> > > <<*Quite* a shame.  Often I have wanted to know what revision (from the FSF
> > > repo) of a GCC or Binutils file I have.
> > 
> > So ship the `CVS' directories in the source distribution.
> > That keeps the revision numbers present, but in a place where
> > they don't cause problems for `diff' or `cvs diff'.
> You might be surprised by the number of people that import GCC/Binutils
> bits into their own CVS repositories.  *BSD's, Cygnus, Wind River, many
> other embedded companies, etc..  It would not be easy to have the FSF
> CVS/ laying around.

Why not?  `cvs import' ignores `CVS' directories by default anyway.

In the worst case, if it should happen to be a problem,
how hard is it to type `find . -name CVS | xargs rm'?

Fergus Henderson <>  |  "I have always known that the pursuit
The University of Melbourne         |  of excellence is a lethal habit"
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