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Re: Including local changes in one WC in merge to another

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-02 20:18:24 CEST

On Jun 2, 2005, at 12:44 PM, Brian Buesker wrote:

> I'm trying to merge changes that have been made in one working copy
> since a specific revision (including any local changes that have
> not been committed) to a new working copy using the perl bindings.
> From reading the documentation for the perl bindings, it was my
> understanding that I should be able to specify 'WORKING' as the
> second revision for the merge. In other words, something like:
>
> use SVN::Client;
>
> my $client = new SVN::Client;
>
> $client->merge ('/var/tmp/trunk', 1, '/var/tmp/trunk', 'WORKING',
> '/var/tmp/trunk-other', 1, 1, 1, 0);
>
> However, that does not result in anything being merged. If instead
> I commit the first working copy, and then specify 'HEAD' as the
> second revision for the merge, the changes are merged into the
> second working copy.
>
> Is 'WORKING' as a revision not valid for a merge? If it is not
> valid, is there some way I can do this merge without doing the
> commit first, or will I always need to do the commit?
>

Merge takes 3 arguments: 2 URLs, and a working copy to apply the
difference to.

Merge doesn't have the ability to extract diffs from a working copy;
it can only ask the server to compare two URLs.

So when you pass two working-copy paths as the first argument to merge
(), all you're really saying is, "hey server, please compare the two
URLs of these working copy paths, and send me the differences." It's
a completely different thing than what you want to do, which is to
compare some URL with a working copy. Just not possible with merge.

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