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Re: PostgreSQL Developer meeting minutes up

From: Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Markus Wanner <markus(at)bluegap(dot)ch>,Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>,Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Developer meeting minutes up
Date: 2009-05-29 17:03:05
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* Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> [090529 11:45]:
> Aidan Van Dyk wrote:
> > Yes, but the point is you want an exact replica of CVS right?  You're
> > git repo should have $PostgreSQL$ and the cvs export/checkout (you do
> > use -kk right) should also have $PostgreSQL$.
> > 
> > The 3 parsecvs errors were that it *didn't* recognoze the strange
> > $PostgreSQL ... Exp $ expansion that cvs did.
> Huh, no -- I agree that $OpenBSD$ etc should remain (we don't munge them
> anyway), but $PostgreSQL$, $Id$, $Revision$ etc tags are best gone
> because, as Markus says, their expansion interferes with content hashing.

I *think* you're actually agreeing with me.  *Hiding* the diffs that
include munching of keywords is not what we want.  We want the
conversion to *not* munge "keyword-like" things (No, $OpenBSD$ is *not*
a keyword in the PostgreSQL CVS repository.  But $PostgreSQL$ *is*.

So we want the conversion to be identical to:
     cvs export -kk -r $tag

That will have *keywords* be unexpanded; namely these specific ones:
but *not* "keyword-like" entries, like:
	$ NetBSD ... Exp $
	$ FreeBSD ... Exp $
	$ OpenBSD ... Exp $
	$ KAME ... Exp $
which are *not* CVS keywords in the PostgreSQL repository.  

i.e. Just like I said, "identical to cvs checkout/export -kk.

Now, and intersting question, do you want the "perfect" conversion to
contain *other* keyword un-expansion possiblities that would have happened
on any commits on Nov 29/30 2003 when CVSROOT/options contained:
If you had checked out something on that day, even with a -kk, $Log$
would have been expanded, because for that day, $Log$ was *not* an
eligable keyword on the PostgreSQL CVS repository.

Whooee... Fun with CVS history....


Aidan Van Dyk                                             Create like a god,
aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca                                       command like a king,                                   work like a slave.

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