[TUHS] [SPAM] Re: SCCS
dave at horsfall.org
Fri Sep 13 15:54:32 AEST 2019
On Thu, 12 Sep 2019, Larry McVoy wrote:
> But here is an SCCS win. SCCS has a 16 bit ignore the carry bit
> checksum over the whole file. RCS has none of that.
Giggle... I found I could actually *edit* an SCCS file, provided I reset
the checksum to zero (it was then recalculated).
> B) NFS errors. So all NFS implementations, Suns included, had a bad
> habit of returning a block of nulls. I dunno why but that is a thing.
> The SCCS checksum would detect that. RCS and CVS did not have a
> checksum so when NFS returned garbage, they were happy to return that to
I believe that NFS is much more reliable now (yes, it used to be awful).
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