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Merges do track ancestry after all?

From: Brown, Carlton <Carlton.Brown_at_BellSouth.com>
Date: 2006-12-01 23:34:51 CET


While doing a merge today, I was surprised to notice that if I perform a
merge of a certain range into a directory, the resulting files all show
the complete history just as they exist in the source changeset. I had
previously thought that merging does not preserve any ancestry at all.
Can someone explain how this works?

I would like ideally to find a reference on the nuts and bolts of the
merging process; none of the books out there treat this in any more than
a superficial manner. How does Subversion figure out how and what to
merge, or whether a conflict exists?



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