> Do we really need 5 year old history?
That really depends on your point of view.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history."
I am with Hegel in the very long term but what is the rush
about pruning? Set a cron job to ask this in the year 2037!
In the short term it is valuable to trace back the genesis of
various features/bugs. With cvs annotate you can even find
out who put in a feature or bug and bug that person about it
(as I was just this past week about something I had written
over four years back). The networking code is so convoluted
that having all the history (which we don't) can be very
valuable in unravelling all the development strands.
PS: Of course, having a complete history is not the same as
reading and remembering it all but at least you have a
What is missing is a tool that to easily browse through old
revisions (tkdiff is nice but not enough). If such a tool
were available there would be many source code historians!
PPS: We should have a complete history *somewhere*. You are
of course free to extend cvsup to prune so that *you* don't
have to keep it all.
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