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Re: Should commit take --depth?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2007-07-02 00:37:07 CEST

On 7/1/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> Let's consider what full --depth behavior might look like for commits:
>
> --depth=empty: Like today's -N.
>
> --depth=files: Like depth=empty, plus also commits any modified
> files directly inside a named directory target.
>
> --depth=immediates: Like depth=files, plus commits propchanges on
> any subdirectories of a named directory target.
>
> --depth=infinity: Full recursion, the default.
>
> Now the $64,000 question: are depth=files and depth=immediates really
> useful? I can see use cases for depth=empty and depth=infinity, but
> what would we really gain by supporting the other two?

I think, at a minimum, --depth=files should be supported via commit.
Ambivalent, or rather non-creative enough to find a use a case for
immediates, but probably would err on the side of including it for
symmetry if update/status/etc support it. -- justin

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