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Re: This'll give ya whiplash

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:00:34 -0700

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:58 AM, David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 12:06 AM, Justin Erenkrantz
> <justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
>>> close to being competitive with DVCS. You need more in your
>>> list, starting with merge tracking.
>> As I remember it, DannyB's argument was that if we switch to a revlog
>> format, merge tracking comes essentially for free. That was the
>> takeaway I took, but that was like a while ago now... =) -- justin
> I think the concerns are pretty orthogonal.

Or to be a little more explicit: the failure of Subversion 1.5's merge
tracking has nothing to do with server-side storage formats, and
everything to do with an overly complex yet poorly-defined set of
semantics, and the challenge of doing computations with partial
information in the wc.


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