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Re: Issue 2897 revisited. Really.

From: Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-11-30 13:25:19 CET

Hi Folker,

>> My thoughts on solving this further may be on issue-2897 branch or
>> part of some new issue branch.
>> - Introduce the new boolean member 'is_reflective' to
>> 'svn_merge_range_t'.
>> - While populating 'remaining_ranges' populate this field when we
>> encounter a reflective revision
>> - non_reflective_merge_editor which would analyze the given revision
>> number and do relevant non-reflective portions(adhoc local mods/merge
>> from some other source part of this commit)
>> - 'merge -r50:95 from /feature branch'
>> - Oh r96 is a reflective, Use non_reflective_merge_editor to merge
>> the non-reflective changes.
>> - 'merge -r96:150 from /feature branch'
> This is a very special case of effectively doing a subtract during merge,
> but it won't solve the general case (e.g. when having multiple branches
> you are also merging in-between).

Sorry I am not meaning a subtraction here.
Rather filter the non-merge changes from total revision changes(which
includes merge from source 1, merge from source2, adhoc local mods) and

i.e my non_reflective_merge_editor(merge_source1) would apply changes
from merge source 2 and local mods.

With regards
Kamesh Jayachandran

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