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Re: gcc-4.8.x import

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 09:10:14AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Feb 2014, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >So I thought that I only said "please call it gcc48, not yagcc or
> >something else that's hard to understand".  I don't see how that leads
> >to more files than what you were proposing.
> There's a bug/limitation in cvs such that use of "cvs update -dP" 
> or "cvs checkout -P" creates and then deletes any directories that 
> are present in older or newer revisions of the tree, but are not 
> present in the current or desired revision.  For large subtrees, 
> this can incur a significant cost in client/server data transfer 
> and client disk I/O, and it applies to every use of "cvs update" 
> in every working tree for every user forever after the subtree was 
> ostensibly deleted.

cvs also has a nasty habit of generating a temporary copy of the
entire directory tree on the server side during some operations.
(Although netbsd's copy might have that changed.)


David Laight:

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