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Re: Changelists

From: Seth Falcon <sfalcon_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: 2004-07-16 16:30:38 CEST

John:
> > Hi All,

> > I am new to the list and I am new to svn. I did some
> > searching in the archives but could not find the answer I was
> > looking for. I am a former Perforce user. One of the features
> > I liked in Perforce was the ability to manage multiple
> > changelists as a single user. For example, if I was working
> > on multiple changes I could manage each set of related files
> > under a different changelist and commit the changes at
> > different times. My question is, does svn provide this
> > functionality? If it does how do I access it? If it does not
> > how is this scenario handled using svn?

Jay:
> However, Subversion really doesn't have change lists: they only have
> checkins that can contain multiple files. If you need to think of
> things using change lists, think of it this way: in Subversion, you do
> not create change lists explicitly, you create them implicitly.

It is true that Subversion creates changelists dynamically, but it is
also possible to "build" a changelist by adding files to a text file,
say mychanges.txt, and use the commit subcommand's --file argument.

If changelists were important enought to someone, I imagine it would not
be too difficult to put together a wrapper for svn that provides some
simple management of text file based changelists. I think there was
some discussion of such an approach on the list in regards to being able
to exclude modified files from (most) commits.

+ seth

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