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Re: Saving merge history (was: Re: merge should copy-with-history)

From: William Uther <will+_at_cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 2002-08-09 21:21:01 CEST

On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 12:46 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:

> I have one concern: Sure, we can use relative URLs so that the repos
> doesn't break, but then we're not preserving information that might be
> useful to support cross-repository merge history later on. (Of
> course, "host.domain/path" is a pretty poor global unique identifier
> for repositories anyway, so I'm not saying this feature was ready for
> prime time or anything). This isn't a showstopper: for one thing, if
> we ever _do_ support cross-repository stuff, we can teach clients to
> patch up old format svn:merge properties...

I had thought about this. My assumption was that you could use full
URLs for outside repositories. You can patch it up during the copy.

> BUT, maybe this tells us a format version number at the beginning of
> the property would be good. So the first line would be
> "merge history format version: 1\n"
> or something, then the rest of the value would be as you describe.

Fair enough. I'd simplify that to "version: 1\n\n" though.


\x/ill :-}

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