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Re: Switching

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:28:03 -0500

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:
> You are correct that there will be issues with a fresh checkout. But I can live with that.

Not caring if you can reproduce a workspace is a bold statement to
make on a version control mail list. Don't be surprised if everyone
doesn't agree with that choice.

> The code will not be affected, just the way the code is tested. Once the developer decides on how they wish to test I do not want to A) lose those changes or B) step on the choices others have made by versioning it.

If this is preliminary testing, maybe that's OK. If it is the whole
story, I'd want it to be reproducible.

> Think config or settings file.

Think build automation where you'd want to be able to reproduce these
on demand, not just rely on what happens to still live in the current
filesystem. It might take a one-time effort to find the files and
decide how to handle them (renamed versioned copies, templates, moved
local copies, etc.) but then aside from being able to switch among
banches, you can reproduce a usable working copy.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2013-08-22 20:28:37 CEST

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