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Re: Approaches to forking code

From: Trevor Harmon <trevor_at_vocaro.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:22:25 -0500

On Jan 20, 2009, at 10:15 AM, Bob Archer wrote:

> Isn't a fork really just a another name for a branch?

That's what I thought as well. Going by Wikipedia, however, it would
seem that a branch is internal to a repository, while a fork would
only happen when a version of the code moves outside the repository.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(software_development)

On the other hand, Chris indicated that a fork might occur within a
single repository, so I'm confused. Chris, what exactly is the
difference, in your mind, between a branch and a fork? It's difficult
to talk about these things without a common definition.



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