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From Walker Joe <>
Subject RE: Source code task
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:19:41 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Stefan Bodewig []
> Sent:	Friday, September 29, 2000 1:44 PM
> To:
> Subject:	Re: Source code task
> >>>>> "WJ" == Walker Joe <> writes:
>  WJ> Maybe I should have said: Format of action attribute:
>  WJ> [get-read-only|get-for-edit|put|delete]
> which still doesn't cover everything cvs could do (cvs diff is
> reasonable for building patch files automatically for example), so cvs
> would still need command.
So the CVS task should accept action="diff" instead of
action="get-read-only", and then when other system can support the same
functionality they use the same.

>  WJ> It may be better to have provider specific config options since I
>  WJ> don't imagine there will be a good mapping here.
> Agreed.
> I think Conor is right pointing out that the several SCCS systems
> follow philosophies so different, it is hard to find a common
> interface.
> I'd say, let's name attributes that fill the same need the same - but
> this holds true for all tasks, how many ways do we have to name a
> destination directory? - but keep the actual implementations separate.
Totally agreed, that is all the table I posted was aiming at. I've been
persuaded that the common task idea is too hard.

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