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Re: changelists?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-07-11 20:31:16 CEST

"Bill Tutt" <billtut@microsoft.com> writes:

> Are there any other change set engines like Bitkeeper?

Well, a few of us are aware of a now-defunct company that wrote a
(supposedly) amazing changeset-engine repository. But if we said
more, we'd have to kill you. :-)

> The Perforce model is very close to what Subversion has in that both
> aren't change set engines, and a single invocation is transacted. (i.e.
> everything makes it in, or nothing makes it in)

Sure.... but unlike Aegis, Bitkeeper, Clearcase, Perforce etc., in
subversion the user doesn't need to "declare" the task (changeset)
before beginning work, or "close" the changeset when finished. I
think that's the distinguishing CVS-like model; a subversion changeset
is *deduced* at commit-time.

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