[p4] Reasons not to allow adding junk files to Perforce

Ivey, William william_ivey at bmc.com
Fri Jun 18 14:30:28 PDT 2004


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Williams [mailto:streak at narus.com]
> 
> If there's a benefit to versioning these files (job descriptions, time
> sheets, ec.), then Perforce may be useful.
> But you don't get most of the benefits of Perforce if there's 
> no need for
> branching or even versioning of the files.

Not quite true. We've sometimes put things in Perforce simply
for the convenience of bypassing the network file system. It
eliminates a lot of problems at times and gives everyone with
a Perforce license a one-stop-shop for things and a consistent,
familiar interface. -Wm
 



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