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Re: merging a patch

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-03 19:11:08 CEST

On May 3, 2005, at 9:20 AM, Dale Worley wrote:
> Maybe this isn't what you've intended for "svn merge" to be able to
> do, but
> in many cases it works OK, and it's useful, and there's no conceptual
> reason
> it shouldn't work.

Sure, but you should know that you're currently treading on 'not
officially supported' ground. It just *happens* to work most of the
time (when adds aren't involved) because we goofed and didn't force
repository UUID comparison checks.

On the other hand, I definitely hear what you're saying: we're so
close, why not go the last 10% so it will always work? And the answer
is: we'd like to *design* inter-repository merging, rather than
officially support a fetaure that just happens to mostly exist by
accident. So the official word is: unsupported feature, wait for real

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