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Re: Thoughts and open questions on patch/dump unification

From: Andy Whitcroft <apw_at_shadowen.org>
Date: 2004-09-17 16:18:08 CEST

On Thursday 16 September 2004 17:33, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> What I'm talking about, I'll now rename a "history diff". A history
> diff may consist of one or more action diffs in sequence, each with
> associated log text, author, and date. History diffs apply to
> repositories. A dumpfile is a history diff meant to be applied to an
> empty repository.

This last sentence has been said several times. But with incremental dumps
don't we actually already do the "history diff" against an existing tree?
The main part that seems missing is the dumpfilter side of it ie. not
including changes for the whole repository, just a subset.


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