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SVN suggestion: addition of a manual merge operation

From: John Dubery <jdubery_at_ukonline.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-26 22:34:47 CET


A facility I've used in other version control systems and have missed on a couple of occasions in SVN is a "manual merge" (for want of a better term).

The SVN merge attempts to do as much as sensibly possible automatically, and require the user simply to resolve conflicts - good stuff.

In addition to this, I'd appreciate a "manual merge" that ...
* for files with no differences: leave unchanged as now
* for files with differences (even if trivial): behave as for "conflicted" files in the present merge operation

A anticipate that this would be easy to code - it's in effect a subset of the existing merge operation

Why - occasionally I have found a need to review all changes being merged in; one example of this is where there is an unexpected dependency between two sets of changes being merged into a trunk; another is an unexpected name clash.

cheers, and thanks for the music

John Dubery

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