difference between cvsup and csup?

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Dec 12 05:39:58 UTC 2011

Michael Powell writes:

>  Csup is a rewrite of cvsup in the C language, and as such can be
>  included as part of the base operating system. It is only linked
>  against a few system libraries. This also means it can be built
>  using the same tools and system compiler whenever the system
>  itself is updated.
>  Csup is faster, built-in, and has no third party
>  dependencies. Theoretically it should have less potential for
>  problems. Cvsup is a third party port, which itself depends on
>  other third party ports.

	I believe there are a couple of obscure functionalities that
cvsup has that csup does not.  If you're asking this question, you
(probably) don't have to worry about them.
	For the general user, csup is a drop-in replacement.  My
expereince - as a general user - supports this.

			Robert Huff

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