[m-dev.] digital archaeology

Paul Bone pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Tue May 10 15:48:37 AEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 04:16:33PM +1000, Peter Wang wrote:
> I have converted, for my own use, the `mercury' CVS module into a git
> repository.  Including all the branches, the whole project takes 46 MB,
> about the same as compressing the RCS files with bzip2.  You may find
> browsing the history interesting, which is much more accessible than
> with CVS.
>     /home/mercury/wangp/mercury-conversion-2010-07-26.tar
> Here are some notes, which might be useful in the future:
> * I used the `git cvsimport' tool, which calls cvsps.  I needed to
>   hack cvsps to increase the maximum log message length.

Hi Peter, could you send me your cvsps?

> * the files compiler/common.m,v and bytecode/Attic/bytecode.c,v are
>   corrupted.  I edited the former until rcs doesn't choke (with minor
>   data loss), and deleted the latter.

Can you send me the hacked common.m,v or a diff between it and how it was before you hacked it?


I'm going to give this a crack.

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