[Python-Dev] When is it okay to ``cvs remove``?

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Sat, 26 Apr 2003 21:55:55 -0400

On 24 April 2003, Barry Warsaw said:
> I know Guido doesn't care, but I like to have the file major revision
> numbers match the s/w's major rev number.

Blecchh!  Evil!  Wrong!  Bad!  Naughty, naughty!

Software versions have nothing to do with file revisions.  Some obscure
little file might change very little (or not at all) in going from
MyGreatBigProduct 1.4 to 2.0.  It's revision number should not be
artificially bumped just because a lot of other files in the same
project got bumped too.

> Really, I just hate to see
> huge minor revision numbers on files.

Then you'll just love Subversion: when Neil S. converted the MEMS
Exchange CVS repository to Subversion back in January, all of a sudden
every file we knew and loved had a revision number around 21000.  Yow!

I'm not convinced Subversion's model is exactly right, but it's
certainly no worse than CVS'.  Probably better.

Greg Ward <gward@python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than have to have a frontal lobotomy.