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Re: [merge tracking] Interactive conflict resolving in the cmdline client

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-01-25 01:29:46 CET

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Giovanni Bajo wrote:

> On 25/01/2007 0.00, Daniel Rall wrote:
>
> >Implementing this behavior as an external program is somewhat
> >difficult, and leaves us little better off in terms of interface
> >between Subversion's libraries and the conflict resolution mechanism
> >than we are today with the external merge tool.
>
> I don't see exactly why. In svnmerge.py (and SVN 1.5) I think it would be
> reasonable to just stop at the first conflict and ask the user to retry. We
> just want to make sure that the property is correctly "flushed" before we
> bail out. The user can then fix the conflict in whatever form he pleases,
> and rerun the *same* command line, which will just continue the merge.

I was referring to actually implementing a conflict resolution
callback in the command-line client, as opposed to Peter's
recommendation to *not* implement such a thing. The amount of
communication from the callback back to Subversion's core libraries
may be clumsy to handle via process return codes (which is what we do
for external merge tools).

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