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Re: merge-tracking -- getting my feet wet

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-05-09 23:49:16 CEST

On Wed, 09 May 2007, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Hi guys, I'm trying to figger out what our merge-tracking code is and
> isn't capable of. I'm also starting to work on making our
> notification system deal with 'multiple notifications' of subsequently
> merged ranges of revisions.

This is expected to work. I'm also seeing weird output from your test

> Just to get my feet wet, I wrote a short shell script. The script
> does a bunch of commits to a branch. It cherrypicks one change and
> ports it from branch to trunk, then tries to just 'merge everything
> else' by magic (svn merge BRANCHURL trunk-wc).
> My expectation is that the magic-merge should do merge two distinct
> ranges of changes -- those before my cherrypicked change, and those
> after. However, my output is bizarre... lots of additions, conflicts,
> and so on. I need a sanity check, or a does of expectation
> management. :-)

Your expectation is correct. I see do_merge() calculating the correct
revision range. However, something is going wonky. I noticed that
their appears to be merge info in the tree below the level of the
merge (so-called "sub-tree merge info"); I wonder if that is

- Dan

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