Re: [merge tracking] Recording merge info when part of the merge is skipped
Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 9/19/06, Daniel Rall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The question: How should we record merge info when part of a merge
>> into a WC is skipped?
>> Garrett and I had a long discussion on IRC, where we boiled this down
>> to two classes of use cases for "skipped notifications", which are
>> hopefully helpful in addressing this problem:
>> "Expected" skip:
>> The skip notification results from a path which is "expected to be
>> missing". Garrett thinks that we should record merge info for the WC
>> target's entire tree.
> FWIW, the justification for recording merge info here is that to not
> record it doesn't actually help matters. When we say "expected to be
> missing" that means the path in question was deleted and the delete
> was committed. If we don't record mergeinfo then that path will
> always show up as having that rev available for merge, and no matter
> how many times you merge it in it'll never go away because the target
> is never going to be there. If the target does come back (i.e. you
> resurrected it via svn cp froma previous revision or something) then
> the newly resurrected path will have the appropriate mergeinfo and the
> revisions that were not merged into it (because it wasn't around) will
> now show up as available to merge.
>> "Unexpected" skip:
>> The skip notification results from a path which is "obstructed" or
>> "missing, but expected to be there". I tend to think that we should
>> record only partial merge info for the parents of these paths.
> This seems reasonable because if you take care of the problem then you
> might want to do the actual merge, so having the missing mergeinfo
> lets our newer smarter merge impl do it for you.
Before this discussion I did not have much clue about the discussion.
Now I have reasonably good idea about what is discussed.
"Expected/UnExpected skip" seems to be the right direction to go, from
my understanding of the discussion.
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