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Re: Feature request: Keyword $Rev$ with a twist

From: Josef Wolf <jw_at_raven.inka.de>
Date: 2002-08-01 11:27:26 CEST

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 01:36:47AM -0700, Julian Fitzell wrote:
> Josef Wolf wrote:
> [...]
> >There is no technical reason for the current behavior of cvs/svn, it
> >is a _political_ decision.
> >
> >Maybe you could try again and give me a _real_ use case for mixed-revs?
> >Please do not mis-understand me: I _know_ there are real use cases for
> >mixed-revs. But I don't believe that those use-cases are so frequent
> >that it is worth to burden the day-by-day use.
> [...]
> I dunno, I sometimes have stable tagged versions of software checked out
> and then want to update just one file that I know has had some important
> bug fix made to it. Am I misunderstanding or doesn't that need mixed-revs?

This is definitely a use case. But how often do you really do this?
And what if this particular file has not only this particular bugfix
but also some other changes? Why not _merge_ the bugfix onto the tagged
version? You would need to merge anyway, when there are a lot of
unrelated changes before the bugfix. What do you do with the WC after
having this mixed state? Do you really go ahead and start to
commit/merge/whatever? Or is this mixed state only temporary
and you delete it after you are done with it?

-- Josef Wolf -- jw@raven.inka.de --
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