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Friday, September 28, 2007

Perforce considered harmful

Color me unimpressed with Perforce's keyword expansion.

if ( ( -f $File::Find::name ) && ( $_ =~ /.eml$/i ) ) {


if ( ( -f $File: //messagegate/MAP/tools/ $_ =~ /.eml$/i ) ) {

Since I use File::Find only all the time, no problem. Of course, Perforce's byzantine user interface always helps matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why do you have keyword expansion turned on if you don't want it to expand keywords?

That's not specific to Perforce. Any revision control system that does RCS-style keyword expansion would do that.

The +k filetype is what causes $File$ to be replaced. You can change this behavior with

p4 edit -t text+x