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Re: Thoughts and open questions on patch/dump unification

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2004-09-17 16:36:19 CEST

Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>:
> 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.

Hmmm...can you point me at documentation of this?

		Eric S. Raymond
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