On Mar 30, 2016, at 2:28 PM, Norman Wilson
One thing that really bugged me was
those systems' inherent belief that you rarely want to keep a
checked-out copy of something except while you're working on it.
Another, harder to work around, is that in any nontrivial project
there are often stages when I want to make changes of scope broader
than a single file: factor common stuff out into a new file, merge
things into a single file, rename files, etc.
Yeah, I hear you. We wrote wrappers for most of the RCS commands to do checkin and then
checkout unlocked. The EMACS macros were helpful in this because it assumed you worked
the way you do (look at a read-only version when not checked out for editing).
We just jumped the version numbers when we needed a common point.
We lived with RCS until we switched to Clearcase.