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Re: how to find out from where a file has been copied

From: JamieEchlin <jamie.echlin_at_credit-suisse.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:59:37 -0800 (PST)

Stefan Sperling-7 wrote:
> There is nothing that tells you this information directly.
> The changes brought in by a merge are treated just like any other
> local changes. As far as Subversion is concerned, you could have made
> any merged changes manually.
> Defining a good branching/merging strategy, making sure everyone knows it,
> and consistently keeping to it may help with avoiding such questions
> in the first place.
> Stefan

OK, thanks.

With respect, your second paragraph is a bit of a cop out. We do have a well
defined branching and merging strategy, the problem is making sure everyone
knows it and follows it, even in the heat of trying to get out a production
fix on a Sunday.

The development mentality in the corporate environment is not the same as in
open source land, where people agonise over their commits for a long time
because they know they're going to be peer-reviewed by many people.

Some of the users here are not really programmers, they're rocket
scientists, and they only write code as a side-effect of their main role.
They expect things to just work, and they're too fantastically intelligent
to learn how to respect the merging rules defined. So they keep telling us

I exaggerate but I hope you see my point... we do spell these things out but
we need the big stick too.

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