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Re: Wow, just hit RCS bug
- From: Keith Christian <keith1christian at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:11 -0600
- Subject: Re: Wow, just hit RCS bug
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RCS does a great job for smaller projects when I don't need the
overhead of any of the popular larger systems. It has saved me many
times when I'm working on a short document or a set of scripts on my
I'd miss it if it were removed simply due to the lack of handling
10Meg of diffs or similar. Wonder if this bug could be fixed some
On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> In message <87bnw12nuu.fsf@Rainer.invalid>you write:
>>> Just for the record, the suggested env var fix
>>> to "force stdio" does not work for me, but the
>>That was never suggested as a fix, but to show that the problem occurs
>>with files much less than 256kiB size when forcing the code path through
>>stdio (which is what the "0" setting does). The RCS test suite passes
>>on Cygwin since it never actively tests this code path.
>>> to allow 10megs of diffs does..
>>Which will fail once you happen upon a diff that gets that large.
> Ah, OK -- I was just looking for a fix or workaround and didn't read
> what the "=0" was supposed to do closely enough.
> I can't see ever getting up to 10M of diffs, but still I consider
> it an "existential" level bug for a version control system and think
> the package should be removed. It's almost as bad as if "ls -l foo"
> unlinked "foo".
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