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Re: user decides what to use as file-compare

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-04-28 18:02:33 CEST

solo turn wrote:

>i think dan is right here:
>a good version control system should let the user decide what is used
>to decide if a file is "new" or "changed".
No! Definitely, absolutely not. Only the version control system knows
what's up-to-date. Ignoring conflicts during commit is a recipe for
disaster; sooner or later somebody will destroy someone else's changes.

> options include:
>- date/time
>- checksum
> (and this is the only case where i would actually
> care that it is a cryptographically good checksum)
>- contents
>or a combinantion of the above.
The errors he's talking about are caused by something being committed to
the file between his commits. The server knows that, and will not allow
a commit without an update first.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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