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Re: Feature Request: abilty to commit specific chunks of a file in arevision

From: Matt Brown <matt_at_mattb.net.nz>
Date: 2005-10-20 19:54:15 CEST

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 17:06 +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:

> > Does this sound like a sane feature request?
> It does indeed, as I have on multiple occasions had to emulate this sort of
> behaviour by copying aside my working file, then selectively undoing
> changes, committing, then moving the copied-aside file back.

Yes, this is my current method of resolution as well, but it is tedious
after a while.

> This is a difficult problem, both in UI and backend design. It needs a way
> to easily define ranges of change to commit, and a way to effectively store
> these changes, since they may be required to persist for the duration of
> several edit-compile-test cycles, whilst displaying the correct information
> in svn diff and then committing the correct parts in svn commit.

OK, tricky problems are always fun right :p?

I've had several positive messages about this, enough to convince me
it's not completely wacky so I've filed it as issue #2422 in the svn
issue tracker.


Matt Brown
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