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Re: Maintaining branches...

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Maintaining branches...
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 12:38:42 -0400
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On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 11:12:16PM -0700, Paul Sander wrote:
> Is there some reason why the -j's could not be recorded in the CVS directory,
> and corrected with each update?  The joins shouldn't be recorded in the
> repository until the commits are done anyway.
> -j makes a notation in the CVS directory (or appends an existing one if
> multiple joins are done between commits), and -r and -A clear out the
> notations.  At commit time, the notations could be recorded in the RCS
> files for future use.

When a file is in this merged-but-not-committed state, "rm foo;
cvs up foo" should do one of two things:
  - erase the "-j" notation, or
  - redo the merge(s)

Redoing the merge would basically make "-j" sticky -- but only a
little sticky, like a PostIt Note :-) -- since it should become
"unstuck" after a commit.

The former would preserve consistency with current behaviour; the
latter would bring this case more into line with the rest of CVS.
Which of these would be preferable?


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