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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Thursday January 18, 2007
10:02 AM

Subversion or CVS?

[ #32190 ]

Because I constantly work with package with either a Build.PL or a Makefile.PL and I'm always typing the wrong command, I have the following shell script named 'rebuild':

if [ -f Build.PL ]; then
elif [ -f Makefile.PL ]; then
    echo Nothing to rebuild!
    exit 1

if [ -f $makeprog ]; then
    $makecommand realclean
perl $makeprog.PL && $makecommand && $makecommand test

if [ "$1" = dist ]; then
    $makecommand dist

Note: this is one of the hacks I contributed to Perl Hacks. If you like it, you'll find other items of interest in the book.

In a similar vein, I find that work uses CVS and I use Subversion at home, so I'm always mistyping the command. Hence my writing the following shell script, following a similar theme:


if [ -d CVS ]; then
elif [ -d .svn ]; then
    echo Cannot determine source control!
    exit 1

case "$1" in
    "") $prog up    ;; # no arguments
    * ) $prog up $* ;; # Pass 'em straight through

Perhaps I should go ahead and start on a proper compatibility layer. Nah, I have too much work to do with TAPx::Parser. I assume someone has already written something like this?

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  • Extend SVK so it can push as well as pull from CVS repos :)
    • I keep thinking I should check out SVK since so many people I respect say it's so wonderful, but given that I no nothing about it other than how to spell it, it's been pretty low on my list of Things To Do :)

      • The thing I like about it is that I can do:

        svk mirror $WORK_REPO/project/foo/trunk //foo/trunk
        svk cp //foo/trunk //foo/local -m 'a local branch for local folk'
        svk sync -a
        svk co //foo/local foo

        # unplug network & leave work

        # work away offline and unnetworked, committing things in my
        # local foo repo to my hearts content

        # go back to work and plugin network

        # to merge in changes other folk might have done while
        # I was away
        svk pull

        # to push my changes back to the main repository
        svk push

        It just makes offline wo
  • Someone beat you to it :-)
  • In your case statement, do you really intend to pass the 'up' in the second case?

    Also, you probably want to do this:

    $prog "$@"

    Rather than this:

    $prog $*

    The difference being that "$@" does the right thing with quoted arguments containing spaces (eg: -m "commit message here").