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Re: It's time to fix Subversion Merge

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:57:55 -0400

On 07/12/2011 10:52 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> Note that there are other possible ways of working, which can be tried
> as well as or instead of the branch. An external script is another good
> option, like the way 'svnmerge.py' existed before the current built-in
> merge tracking. I was talking to Andy the other day and I got the
> strong impression that his focus (and the reason he mentioned an
> "extensible" data format and some implementation details such as using a
> file rather than a property) was specifically to encourage
> experimentation and extension and participation, including by people who
> might not normally work in the core C code.

I almost suggested a script as a form of prototype earlier in the thread,
but got derailed by my concerns that, again, only the most superficial of
merge problems could be reasonably, performantly solved by a wrapper script.
 Still, it's a fine approach if it fits the plan of action.

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

Received on 2011-07-12 16:58:30 CEST

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