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Re: A modest proposal: No index or "log -g" in Subversion 1.5

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-11-30 20:36:24 CET

On Nov 30, 2007 1:33 PM, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 7:13 PM, David Glasser <glasser@davidglasser.net> wrote:
> > On Nov 29, 2007 7:07 PM, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> > > I'm going to have a really hard time saying to people, "Oh hey, you
> > > can now repeatedly merge trunk to your branch now without tracking
> > > revisions manually. But, um, when you merge back, you better get the
> > > -rX:Y argument just right." It doesn't feel like very much progress.
> > > I define "success" as "the user never needs to type a revnum".
> >
> > Is svnmerge.py any better than this here? (I don't know.)
> >
> > I also do think that the -rX:Y argument can be automatically
> > calculated; it just uses a different mechanism than svn:mergeinfo.
> For svnmerge.py, you only need to give it the rev you want to merge -
> it computes everything else. -- justin

So is svnmerge.py then doing the dreaded "patch substraction" we've
been discussing when it comes time to merge a feature branch back to
trunk? As a way of separating the 'conflict resolution' changes out
of a revision which is mostly a port of trunk changes?

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