Matthew O. Persico writes:
Is there an API published or a
paper someplace? I just had PVCS foisted on me. The recent VCS::PVCS
Perl module is a great thing at the command line, but I live in XEmacs.
Here's a discussion I had about this issue with Barry Warsaw (hope you
don't mind me forwarding this, Barry). I think the outcome is that
everyone thinks its a good idea, but noone has the time to do it :-)
Barry A. Warsaw writes:
From: "Barry A. Warsaw" <bwarsaw(a)CNRI.Reston.Va.US>
To: Rod Whitby <rwhitby(a)asc.sps.mot.com>
Subject: Re: Perforce VC Mode?
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:11:08 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "RW" == Rod Whitby <rwhitby(a)asc.sps.mot.com>
RW> If you do, then keep me in the loop (I maintain the ClearCase
RW> support for VC).
RW> Is Perforce a commercial CM product ? If so, RMS will not
RW> allow support for it to be included in the standard VC
Yup, I know about that. I'll respect his position and not advertise
the mods on any gnu.* groups. I'll probably use comp.emacs and
RW> We really need to work out how to make VC extendible without
RW> modifying the base package (i.e. being able to "plug in" a new
RW> backend without having to modify vc.el).
Yes, yes, yes! Everytime I delve into vc.el I kind of shudder, but I
definitely agree with this goal. I think Perforce integration may not
be too difficult since it has a very CVS-ish command model from what
I've seen in my quick scan. Once we get it in house and I can look
over the manual, I'll know more.
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