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Re: Easy comparisons between related trunks, branches, and tags

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2005-11-12 22:48:23 CET

On 11/12/05, Marc Sherman <msherman@projectile.ca> wrote:
> It took me a while to figure out what you were doing here with the two
> different properties, but I finally got it.

I'm not quite as reluctant as I should be to set aside clarity for
precision. Sorry about that.

This proposal is the simplest I've seen so far that addresses the
problem for most traditionally-structured repositories. If you've got
your parallel trees scattered around more, it won't work as well, but
maybe the answer is "don't do that".

The error-checking is a definitely a good suggestion. However, we
should make sure the error checking only happens when someone actually
uses the '+' syntax; we don't want to constrain how people use the
repository if they're not interested in our abbreviation. I think
that simply means doing the checks when we expand it.

I'd like to hear how other folks feel about this proposal. Is it
general enough? Does it restrict people from doing valuable things?

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