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Re: Reality check

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2007-12-04 14:09:52 CET

On 2007-12-03 08:53:30 +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
> * Divorce branches from copies. Branch, tag and copy are all
> conceptually different. Our simple "branch == copy" paradigm is
[...]

Do you mean that it will no longer be possible to do a merge on a
copy? For instance, I like to be able to do the following in the
working copy containing my own files (the main part of my home
directory, if you want):

  svn cp script script.test

then do changes on script and experimental changes on script.test,
and later merge the experimental changes to script. And it is quite
useful to have script and script.test available at the same time:
script must always be available for normal use, and script.test for
testing.

IMHO, branches should be regarded as a particular form of copies
(i.e. with additional restrictions to allow more features).

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