[jdom-interest] I just pulled down the latest source via WINC VS

Peter V. Gadjokov pvg at c-c-s.com
Fri Sep 15 17:27:31 PDT 2000

> Prob'ly so, but this has the slightly nicer behavior that you 
> can always
> view/edit the files on either system.  That's esp nice for developers
> who need to change a classpath in both files, for example.

Yeah that makes sense, although both scripts in question have an
ADDITIONALCLASSPATH evar and should not require editing. Plus, Java
programmers typically use line-ending understanding/preserving editors (I
would hope) so the editing problem is solved elsewhere. I do think changing
repository files on the fly, locally, during a build, is just questionable
and surprising practice, the making of local files read-only is a pretty
common SCM feature (not a default in CVS though). 
> The directive will be really useful when packaging for distribution
> since you'll have .txt files and .java files that need to be 
> converted.

Yep, and packaging for distribution would typically not modify repo files in

All the above though, is really just opinion, I'm perfectly fine with the
way it is (nobody should be using WinCVS anyway :) - thanks for clarifying
the issue, I wasn't sure I wasn't missing some aspect of it.


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