On Thursday 19 February 2004 19:13, Brian Foster wrote:
> | From: John Allen <john.allen at dublinux.net>
> | Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 09:04:36 +0000
> |[ ... ]
> | Actually CVS is layered on top of RCS, so its no surprise that the
> | tags are exactly the same as RCS. A CVS file is an RCS file.
>> yes & no. I believe the original CVS, which was a
> set of shell scripts, did indeed use the RCS tools.
> however, some(/most?(/all?)) of the C versions of
> CVS embed some or all of the RCS tools. so whilst
> the “,v‟ file format _is_ RCS, the tools (and other
> files) need not be.
CVS if you look at the source carefully contains heaps of the original C code
for RCS, this is for dealing with the RCS ,v files. Yes CVS does lots more
than RCS, thats what make it so useful. But it is still layered on top of
RCS, I can still use RCS commands to feck with the RCS files if I so wish.
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