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Re: It's time to fix Subversion Merge

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:43:28 +0200

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 11:29:57AM -0400, Andy Singleton wrote:
> If you want to keep it as a mergeable branch (clearly relevant),
> then maybe it's better just to add on as "svn newmerge" from the
> beginning. If that approach is recommended, then maybe someone can
> help by adding the stub for this command to "svn".

Adding such a stub will be the easiest of all tasks that lie before
you and your team. So if you need a new subcommand, I would suggest
to add the necessary stub code yourself, if only to get your feet
wet with the Subversion code base.

I don't mind new subcommands in principle, but I would oppose
'svn newmerge' as a name for a new subcommand. 'newmerge' is a
good working title but not a good name for a subcommand.

Overall, I'd prefer solutions which change 'svn merge' in a
backwards-compatible manner.
Received on 2011-07-12 17:44:12 CEST

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