[Python-Dev] Multiple revisions [was: Re: Stability and change]

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
09 Apr 2002 14:03:21 +0200

Jacob Hall=E9n <jacob@strakt.com> writes:

> You can significantly reduce the time needed to apply patches to several
> versions of your software by using a smart revision control system.

I don't believe that statement (unless CVS classifies as "smart"
already). It takes me a minute or less to commit a patch in the 2.2
maintainance branch if no actual backporting is needed. If you need
backporting, the overhead of the RCS becomes insignificant.