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Re: Re: log across copies?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-29 21:56:33 CEST

On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 14:44, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> I think this will answer a lot of your questions:
>
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/schema-tradeoffs.txt

I should also point out that your use-case of 'wanting to see every
change ever made to a file, on every branch of the file' is a very
file-centric way of thinking. Subversion development tends to work
differently.

Rather than branching individual files, the convention is to branch
whole trees -- whole copies of a project. Atomic commits are thought of
as "changesets", and changesets are applied to entire project branches,
and are ported between project branches.

So the usual question isn't, "who changed this file in any branch?", but
rather "what changes happened on this whole-project branch? and which
changes were ported to this other whole-project branch?"

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