On Fri, 17 May 2013 15:14:58 +0000, Michael Haggerty wrote:
> We both know that the CVS history omits important data, and that the
> history is mutable, etc.  So there are lots of hypothetical histories
> that do not contradict CVS.  But some things are recorded unambiguously
> in the CVS history, like
> * The contents at any tag or the tip of any branch (i.e., what is in the
> working tree when you check it out).

Except that the tags/branches may be made in a way that can't
be mapped onto any commit/point of history otherwise exported,
with branches that are done on parts of the trees first, or
likewise tags.

> That being said, I appreciate that cvsimport can do incremental imports.
>  cvs2git doesn't even attempt it.  I've thought about what it would take
> to implement correct incremental imports in cvs2svn/cvs2git, and it is

Do these two produce stable output? That is, return the same commits
for multiple runs on the same repo?


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
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