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Re: Thoughts and open questions on patch/dump unification

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-16 18:06:44 CEST

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:

> Your view, which is that action diffs apply to working copies, has
> several problems. One is that an action diff and a file dump are now
> two different things with different semantics -- one hacks the repository,
> one the working copy. Another is that you have no good way to handle
> log text in the action diff. If an action diff only changes the working
> copy, where does the log text go?

Since there is only a single changeset repsented in my concept of an
"action diff", and it can't even legitimately be called a revision
(since that exact change may or may not have every been committed --
at least not as one changeset), then my concept of this "action diff"
would look just like the *contents* of a single revision chunk from
the dumpfile format, plus the tweak I mentioned earlier. In other
words, you'd never even see:

   Revision-number: FOO

It would begin directly with:

   Node-path: my/path

And since there's no revision info, there's no log message, no date,
no author -- in other words, there's nothing that can't be applied to
the working copy.

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Received on Thu Sep 16 18:08:33 2004

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