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Re: svn diff, svn merge, and vendor branches (long)

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-12-09 19:18:53 CET

On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 12:55, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Once we've implemented this, it's simply a matter of making the two
> modes available to 'svn diff' and 'svn merge'. I don't really care
> which behavior is the default; we can add options to toggle
> ancestry-sensitivity on or off.

This bugs me because of the axiom:

  You can't solve usability problems by adding more switches and knobs.

I wonder if the right answer isn't to just punt the (distance == -1)
check from delta_dirs(). Is there a real penalty for expressing a file
as a delta against something unrelated?

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Received on Mon Dec 9 19:19:45 2002

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