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RE: Auto-selection of merge source URL

From: Paul Burba <pburba_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-12-03 15:30:00 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Rall [mailto:dlr@collab.net]
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 7:46 PM
> To: Paul Burba
> Cc: David Glasser; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Auto-selection of merge source URL
> On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > David Glasser wrote:
> > > How bad of an idea is making "svn merge" with reverse
> ranges default
> > > to the target and with forward ranges default to the other branch?
> > >
> > > In my mind that would match common uses well, though
> maybe it is too
> > > clever, and if the command can take multiple ranges (can it?)
> > > clearly doesn't work.
> >
> > The command can take multiple ranges, and they can be of
> mixed "direction".
> Paul, for some reason I though we were only going to allow
> revision lists containing ranges of a single direction.


I don't recall any specific discussion on this one way or the other. If
there was, my bad!
> Is support for "mixed direction" ranges a good idea? What's
> the use case?

I had no particular use case in mind, it was simply a case of supporting
it didn't seem to have any negative repercussions (at the time!). I can
make the change to disallow it if that is preferred - I certainly have
no objections to limiting direction.

> Thanks, Dan

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