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Faulty merge logic?

From: Carl Youngblood <carl.youngblood_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-08 21:32:24 CEST

Forgive me if this has already been posted to this list, but I
recently came across a blog entry considering different version
control systems:


One section especially caught my attention:

"While evaluating these systems, I developed a small test to see if
it's good enough for me:

create two branches of a project, called B1 and B2;
modify file X in B1;
in B2, rename file X to Y;
merge B1 into B2.
If after these simple steps, your Y file does not have the
modifications made in B1, the source control system is flawed, and I
just can't use it. If you are serious about source control, this is
just not acceptable.

The interesting part is that it seems Subversion fails this simple
test. I think I'm doing something wrong, I'm trying to see what, but I
can't get Subversion to do the right thing. This would remove it from
my list, and I would like to use Subversion (JabberStudio uses it a
lot now)."

Is this still true, and if so, is this a valid complaint, in your opinion?


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Received on Wed Jun 8 21:36:14 2005

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