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renaming "symmetric merge" (was: Re: svn commit: r1398597 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: include/private/svn_client_private.h include/svn_client.h libsvn_client/merge.c svn/merge-cmd.c svn/mergeinfo-cmd.c)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:46:50 +0200

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 01:08:26AM -0000, julianfoad_at_apache.org wrote:
> Author: julianfoad
> Date: Tue Oct 16 01:08:26 2012
> New Revision: 1398597
>
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1398597&view=rev
> Log:
> Make the symmetric merge APIs public.

Hey Julian, are you still planning to rename these APIs from "symmetric"
to "automatic" merge? I think "automatic" is a much better term to use
because it is somewhat easier to understand from the user's perspective.
Especially for new users who will start using Subversion at 1.8 or later
releases. The term "symmetric" only makes sense to people who understand
why "svn merge" behaviour wasn't symmetric in 1.7 and earlier releases.
Received on 2012-10-16 12:47:37 CEST

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