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Re: changelist feature -- keep it? tweak it? scrap it?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-30 11:05:10 CET

I have never severed a working copy. Ever. Not on CVS. Not on SVN.

Double +1 with a wrist-flick snap. Kill it in whatever manner desired.

On 1/18/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 04:00:51PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > > To Justin: my sense is that most people are ready to give up on
> > > severable & relocatable (with just 'mv') working copies now, the
> > > costs are starting to outweigh the benefits. But I agree, we don't
> > > need to open that can of worms right now.
> >
> > Implicitly severable, yes, but I think people want explicitly severable
> > working copies. Portable (or implicitly movable) working copies seem
> > more important (I use one almost every time I commit, for example).
> Implicitly severable WCs have to go. Especially after implementing
> Merge Tracking, I am convinced that we need centralized meta data
> storage for the WC (in the spirit of Dave Anderson's "Another working
> copy library" email). We can certainly provide an explicit
> sub-command to break off portions of the WC, maintaining the feature
> desired by Justin.

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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