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Re: [PATCH] Add option to resolve conflicts by selecting a specific file (Issue 2784)

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-01 21:40:04 CEST

On 6/1/07, Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> "Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com> writes:
> > We discussed a bit on IRC. I'd say the conclusion was that the
> > current approach is good for resolved command, but for the others, it
> > would need to be a hunk-based approached where this option only
> > applied to the hunks that were in conflict. Here is a transcript:
> Unless i'm missing something, i understood correctly. I still
> don't see why it *needs* to be hunk-based, even for
> merge/update/switch. I'm certainly not opposed to that
> improvement! But, are we letting the perfect be the enemy of the
> good? Or maybe handling it by hunk is easier than i think.

Famous last words, but I do not see why if we are in the middle of a
merge process and we detect a conflict and know enough to put markers
in the file, that it would be that much more difficult to have a flag
that says "nope, just use that version" for this hunk.

I guess where I differ from you, is that with the exception of binary
files, I cannot imagine where the current behavior would ever be
desirable. Even worse, is that I think the presence of the option
would create the desire for the hunk-based behavior. What is the use
case where when merging an entire project if it received a conflict,
you'd just want to bail on all the merge that could be done and just
accept one of the revisions in it's entirety?

Mark Phippard
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Received on Fri Jun 1 21:40:47 2007

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