[cvsnt] Re: Keyword 'properties' breaks rcs keyword ordering
dsomers at trevezel.com
Mon Jun 13 22:20:19 BST 2005
> My understanding is that viewcvs calls 'cvs rcsfile' directly. I'm not
> sure why it would ever parse the RCS files like that.
viewcvs does call cvs rcsfile. (Well, that's how I've configured my one to
There is an option in viewcvs.conf to get it to parse rcs files directly,
but IIRC that breaks with cvsnt files... so shouldn't be used.
It could be that in the odd place (I'm thinking annotate) that viewcvs is
not doing cvs rcsfile even though its been told to do so. I don't know the
internals of viewcvs to comment further.
cvsgraph, which is called by viewcvs, parses the rcs files directly. So any
problems with cvsgraph are to do with cvsgraph only and not viewcvs.
> I can move properties (plus stop it appearing when it shouldn't) but it
> won't really help parse something like:
> notes:@fixes a bug in the widgets code; to test.@
> to_test:@development team 3@;
> ..there's multiple @ strings plus a semicolon in there.. it doesn't
> conform to the 'newphrase' syntax at all.
> CVSNT is also rather more liberal with what it puts in the files these
> days than RCS ever was (relaxed tag naming rules etc.)
Sure... but nobody wants viewcvs or cvsgraph to break... but it looks like
some burning of the midnight oil is happening and these issues can be
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