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Best Practices: Related but parallel versions

From: Marshall Feldman <marsh_at_uri.edu>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 10:59:31 -0400

Jan Hendrik wrote on 2 Sep 2008, 11:27:01:


>I have not used them so far, but have you checked if Externals can
>do for you? Of course, if e.g. the core text is the same in both
>spring and fall, with the exception that - within the very same text,
>not in a separate file - in spring folks buy icecream and in fall a
>Christmas tree, I doubt that externals will do that.

>Jan hendrik


Thanks for the idea, but I don't think this will work. Not only does one
face the ice cream/Xmas tree issue, but one also faces the issue that
entire parts of documents, programs, etc. will be similar but different.
(In Fall for a given week we have Xmas tree, a list of ornaments, and a
recipe for hot buttered rum, and in Spring we have ice cream one week
and cake the next, but in both Fall and Spring we have instructions for
upset stomachs for the weeks in question.)

Essentially, the problem is a two-dimensional revision problem. The
project evolves over time, as most SVN examples illustrate, and this is
one dimension. The project also has parallel versions, and this is the
other dimension.


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