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

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-11-30 21:26:13 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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?

No, it doesn't. It doesn't merge any revisions back into trunk that modified
the svnmerge-integrated property in the branch, it only merges original work
done in the branch.

Blair

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