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Re: Identifying branch roots

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 17:32:54 +0200

C. Michael Pilato wrote on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 11:08:20 -0400:
> On 10/07/2011 06:59 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> >>> I think this is an exciting feature with lots of potential but
> >>> it has a lot more inherent complexity than improving 'svn mergeinfo'
> >>> output. Could we split improving the output of 'svn mergeinfo' and
> >>> identifying branch roots into two distinct feature branches?
> >
> > Splitting it wouldn't work for me, because the branch marker information
> > has no purpose and no defined requirements without the mergeinfo user
> > interface work; the existence and meaning of the info goes hand-in-hand
> > with developing some ways in which that info can be used.
> >
> > When we come to integrate some of this work to trunk, by then the
> > specification of the branching info will have been worked out, and so
> > then it may be best to create a feature branch specifically for adding
> > that (without the mergeinfo changes) if it is complex enough to be
> > worthwhile doing so.
>
> Seems sane to me. If all you need is an property whose mere presence
> matters, we can add meaning to specific values later.

Will the meaning be added before or after the code is released? There
are compatiblity implications in the latter case.
Received on 2011-10-07 17:33:39 CEST

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