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

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-09 20:00:57 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> I guess the relevant question is in merge. If we are merging "delete
> foo and replace foo with unrelated file" with "modify the contents of
> foo", then we should get a directory-level conflict; my proposed change
> would produce a file-level merge. So I guess we can throw out my idea.

Mmm, yah. Crud. If someone really replaced a file, and you're
merging that change into your working copy, then this is the
difference between ending up with an 'M' versus an 'A +'. This is
about the only case where the working copy actually tracks ancestry.

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Received on Mon Dec 9 20:03:40 2002

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