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Re: Finalizing what's in 1.5

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:34:32 -0500

Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2008 6:46 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
>> "David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
>>> (There's no reason not to include both features, by the way; they're
>>> orthogonal. I just don't want to include issue-2897 at all unless
>>> several people have been convinced that it actually works well.)
>> David said exactly what I would have said.
>>
>> The issue-2897 stuff will be very useful, but it is *not* necessary
>> for maintaining and merging back feature branches. The --reintegrate
>> thang will take care of the common case there.
>
> Here is a simple question I still do not understand the answer to.
>
> I am sitting in a trunk WC. I run this command:
>
> svn merge url://feature-branch
>
> Why do I need to specify --reintegrate? Why can't we just see that
> feature-branch meets our criteria for using --reintegrate and then do
> it. And it it does not, allow the work Kamesh is doing to come into
> play?

Please, please, **please** stop trying to add automated voodoo and complex
intelligence to our command-line tool. Every time we do this, we steal
power from users' hands that cannot be re-granted to them without them
writing software against our APIs themselves.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2008-01-10 22:34:46 CET

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