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Re: Merge mode (Was Classifying files as binary or text)

From: Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:18:43 +0100

Mike Samuel wrote:
> 2009/11/17 Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>:
>
>> Mike Samuel wrote:
>>
>>> Source code is explicitly not considered human readable.
>>>
>> Recalling some horrors I've had to review, I even tend to agree ... but
>> it's a strange policy nonetheless. I wonder what kind of rationale they
>> have for it.
>>
>
> I think making a distinction between human readable content and source
> code is fine. But the distinction was not made consistently from the
> beginning so it's led to confusion.
>
> And if they're going to make such a distinction, usually it helps to
> distinguish between source code that's meant to be read and source
> code for a language that has no separate compilation stage that is
> meant to be delivered to an interpreter. I think this echoes bsmith's
> two flavors of XML in the previous thread.
>
> What do you think of the property name, "svn:merge-mode," and the
> values ("none" "simple")?
>

The property name is descriptive enough, so is the "none"; don't have a
quibble there. I do think "simple" is a bit too simple. :) It's a
line-based contextual merge; dunno what would be a better short name for
that, maybe "patch"?

-- Brane

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