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Re: Diff shows added svn:mergeinfo prop as lots of new merges

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:54:40 +0100

On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 10:47 -0400, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> On 09/12/2011 09:58 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> > I take some offence at that. Sure it's a not a problem that's been
> > proven to need solving -- and I agree it quite likely is low on the
> > priority list in pragmatic terms. I DON'T ASK YOU TO FIX IT. But I'm
> > interested more in the theory and the potential for even being able to
> > describe mergeinfo changes in some way that makes sense to the user.
> Sorry, Julian. I guess I was sensing more along the lines of "The current
> behavior is a problem" (assertion) than of "Is the current behavior a
> problem?" (question) as I read the thread. Of course I wouldn't discourage
> anyone from stepping back to evaluate Subversion's behavior at a higher
> level. I guess I would just caution against not stepping back *far enough*.

Heh, well, I did present the thread as "the current behaviour is a
problem". I guess I did it that way because it was a bit of detail (in
Subversion's overall merge behaviour) that was easy to latch on to and
easy to say something specific about what it *does* do, whereas the
larger topic that I'm really interested in is currently quite hand-wavy
open-ended thinking about what we *could* do, and thus harder to email

- Julian
Received on 2011-09-12 17:11:47 CEST

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