Subject: Re: tangent: bounce buffers. (fwd)
To: Scott Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Theo de Raadt <email@example.com>
Date: 09/18/1996 17:50:48
> (2) CVS "tries to be really nice" is not nearly the same as "succeeds." I
> have other local patches that regularly cause conflicts in one of my
> trees, and CVS doesn't have the faintest idea how to deal with them. One
> of these is a PR I originated aeons ago, and virtually every time someone
> has touched the affected file, I've had to manually reintegrate my patch.
When cvs discovers a conflict, it attempts a "rcsmerge" operation. If
this fails, it lets you know that a conflict has happened. The result
is <<<<< and ===== and >>>>>> merge directives in the file. You
simply need to fix these up.
Compared to the work of dealing with sup deleting changes in files,
this is an easy task.
*REALLY*. IT IS THAT EASY! cvs never messes up; an rcs merge conflict
is just it's way of dealing with a conflict -- to give you a chance to
Secondly, I can't find any open high-impact PR's from you. Can you
give me the number so that I can check whether we have integrated it?
If it is correct, I will merge it into OpenBSD.
> > Now, when looked at this way, I'm not surprised that Jukka is
> > complaining, or that Scott has missed the point.
> Once again, Theo has pronounced judgement after asserting his speculations
> as fact. This astounding lack of integrity is disheartening; I honestly
> hope this doesn't bode ill for the innocent folks using OpenBSD.
Nothing I say affects OpenBSD users much, as long as they can use their