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Re: Issue #3048 and r29189

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:42:28 -0800

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 7:49 AM, Justin Erenkrantz
<justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3048
>
> As I said when it was suggested (and was promptly ignored), I must
> protest that the UI changes to the interactive conflict resolution to
> support #3048 make the entire system useless.
>
> First-off, case-sensitivity should simply not matter. The removal of
> 'd' and 't' options are incredibly short-sighted - this is not an
> acceptable situation and certainly not for 1.5 to be 'not implemented'
> if that is the plan. I don't believe the problem that was raised
> (that the diff is not as optimal as it could be) is really a
> legitimate problem. I think it's actually more useful to have the 'd'
> and 't' be as they were - with (at best) new options to show a reduced
> merge. I find it way more useful to show me what changed overall
> since my update (ie base rev) *and* where the conflicts are - because
> without what merged 'cleanly', it's not easy to understand the
> conflicts! So, even if/when 'd' and 't' are implemented as described
> in #3048, the default options are going to be not that helpful because
> we're going to throw away the remaining merge information that *led*
> to the conflict and we'll just get only part of what changed. This is
> not enough information to be useful to me as a developer when I'm
> evaluating the change.

I think this ends up being a matter of opinion. I've certainly
already found on a regular basis that when a small number of conflicts
turn up during a huge merge, the diff options are pretty worthless to
me.

I think we can agree that the status quo isn't great; I'd like to
implement the other diff options if I get a chance.

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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