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Re: RFC: Improvements to 'svn mergeinfo' subcommand for 1.7

From: Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:16:21 -0400

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Mark Phippard<markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Paul Burba<ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to make two changes to the svn mergeinfo command for 1.7 to
>> address these drawbacks:
>>
>> 1) Account for Non-Inheritable Revision Ranges
>> ----------------------------------------------
>
> +1 to this one.  I think it is a no-brainer that we should definitely just do.
>
>> 2) Optionally Consider Subtrees with Explicit Mergeinfo
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>> I'd like to add the --depth option to svn mergeinfo so these differing
>> subtrees are considered.  As above, revisions that are only partially
>> merged to the target would be marked with a '*':
>
> I am not sure about using --depth for this.  I think I would just use
> -R.  If you are going to use depth, then you need to make all of the
> different depth options have some kind of meaning, and I cannot see
> that being useful for this.  You pretty much either want to just base
> it on the target, or on everything (fully recursive).

I agree that the use cases for svn mergeinfo --depth immediates |
files are probably quite limited, but was under the impression that -R
| -N have effectively been deprecated in favor of --depth?

> Are you proposing any changes in the format of the output?

Yes, but only the addition of the '*' marker after revisions.

> My
> assumption is no.  IOW, you are not going to try to report that a
> certain subtree needs revisions that the target does not.

Definitely not planning anything like that right now.

Paul

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