[TUHS] Claim your early Unix contributions on GitHub

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Thu Mar 31 06:06:50 AEST 2016

> On Mar 30, 2016, at 2:28 PM, Norman Wilson <norman at oclsc.org> wrote:
> Marc Rochkind:
>  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.

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