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On Sun, 12 Dec 2004 11:21:45 +0000, Tony Hoyle <tmh at nodomain.org> wrote: >Bo Berglund wrote: >> Seems to me to be about 0% useful and so it strikes me as unnecessary >> to even scan something to build the file. > >It's been that way since AFAIK cvs 1.9 or something like that... > >> If cvs is also scanning the *whole* repository to build this list then >> it looks like a bug to me too... > >It's also done this forever... it's pretty rare that it actually happens >(since it is modified automatically by tag and rtag). > >Changing that behaviour is low priority as it's always worked like that >- there isn't an easy way before the rewrite as it's builtin to the core >code. > >Tony Just curious: What is val-tags file really used for? If it is to check if a particular tag actually exists *somewhere* in the repository so an error message can be *immediately* sent back and the operation aborted, I would understand it. But right now all it provides is a list of tags used somewhere with no indication on where, so all module files must anyways be checked for the requested tag individually if a checkout is made by tag. Seems weird to me and also rather unuseful. /Bo (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)