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Re: loading a dump file with revision gaps, possible?

From: Tor Ringstad <tor.ringstad_at_tandberg.net>
Date: 2004-08-05 12:34:02 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> If r723 depends on paths that were created in r721 and r722, then
> no, the r723 commit won't apply cleanly against an r720 repository.
> But if not, then you should be fine.

Is this really the only thing to worry about?

Since the dump file contains diffs, I would have thought that having a
hole in the revision history would mean potensial for trouble with all
later changes to the paths that were changed in r721/r722?

Does it make a difference to the robustness of things if the dump was
made with --deltas or not?

> Keep in mind that the revision numbers will change too

Would it be possible to create an empty revision to avoid this? There
are several good reasons why one would *not* want the revision numbers
to shift around, e.g. if they are used in log messages for keeping
track of merges.

- Tor Ringstad -

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