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Re: Do we need to store redundant mergeinfo?

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:44:33 +0200

Stefan Sperling wrote on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 13:31:36 +0100:
> If an algorithm can't do this, then a sane version control system
> must flag a conflict and let a human resolve it.
> Subversion's merge-tracking, because a cyclic merge will always cause
> spurious conflicts, in the general case.

Just a note. You keep talking about "the general case" (in both of
these quotes), but there is also the case that an algorithm exists that
solves the 99% case --- in which case we may have the option of
implementing it and flagging conflicts the rest (1%) of the time.

(This is analogous to NP problems which are NP-hard only on 1% of their
Received on 2011-11-13 17:47:06 CET

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