Martin Langhoff <>:
> In my prior work, the "better" CVS importers would not have stable
> output, so were not appropriate for incremental imports.

That is disturbing.  I would consider lack of stability a severe and
unacceptable failure mode in such a tool, if only because of the
difficulties it creates for proper regression testing.

If cvs-fast-export does not already have this property I will fix it 
so it does.  And document that fact.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>
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