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Re: patch vs. overwrite in bzr

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: patch vs. overwrite in bzr
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 16:32:53 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:56:39 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> >> > You are assuming that I use VC to do my bzr operations.  That's false.
> >> 
> >> What you use for "bzr operations" have nothing to do with the
> >> information displayed on the modeline, which helps hackers who use
> >> colocated branches to know all the time which branch they are working
> >> on.
> >
> > It helps only if one looks at the modeline when invoking the VCS
> > commands.
> If the current branch name is displayed on the modeline for the files
> that belong to that branch, it helps whenever you look at it, doesn't
> it?

What I meant was that when you invoke a VCS command, you need to be
aware which branch is the current one, or you might invoke a wrong
command.  When you invoke a VCS command, the modeline is not
necessarily in your field of view, especially if the command is not
invoked from Emacs.

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