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Re: Auto-selection of merge source URL

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-04 17:58:13 CET

On Dec 4, 2007 10:40 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> So ... what was the result of discussion regarding auto-selection of merge
> source URLs?
>
> A subthread about supporting mixed directions of merge ranges in a single
> invocation was launched, and I think it is trending towards disallowing
> mixed merge directions.
>
> As for the primary discussion, though, I feel like nothing even approaching
> consensus was reached. Some thought having different defaults merge sources
> depending on range direction would work; others found that confusion. Some
> thought we should use the copy source all the time; others disagreed. Some
> even advocated losing support for unspecified merge sources altogether.
> Some felt we could let users toggle their meaning with command-line options
> (which are still easier to type than URLs).
>
> Here's an idea. 'svn merge' has already become more interactive thanks to
> the conflict resolution stuff. Why not just present the user with a list of
> merge source options when they don't specify a source?

I like the idea.

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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