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Re: Reality of delta benefit

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap_at_eros-os.org>
Date: 2000-08-27 19:10:07 CEST

> I'm not especially fond of the way CVS does merges into the working
> directory, either...

I thought this was unpleasant too until I tried to implement a merge that
takes two configurations (by "configuration" I mean the set of files
contained by some particular version of a branch) and produces a new
configuration that is the merge of the previous two.

I got the whole implementation successfully performing the merge to files in
a temporary directory. Then I decided to worry about the last step, which
was creating the new configuration and its member entities on the server.

At which point I hit a stumbling block, which is that one may not have write
access to the server.

In addition, if you implement merge into the working area you get the "cvs
update" behavior for free.

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