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Re: Maintaining branches...

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: Maintaining branches...
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 12:53:15 -0700
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On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 03:26:31PM -0400, Derek R. Price wrote:
> Mike Castle wrote:
> > And I think that this complete merging happens less than you might think.
> >
> > It cannot handle the situation where a specific set of changes is migrated
> > before another (i.e., -j tag1 -j tag2).  It may not even be off of an
> > immediate branch, but rather a couple over.
> What can't it handle about this and why?

Originally I was thinking only highwater marks.

But I guess something like a .newsrc style range/set would work.  (Ok, what
IS that data structure properly called?)

But consider the following sequence:

branch at 1.1.  Branch has and is made, and that particular change is needed immediately on the
branch branch, so only it is moved over.  So 1.2 == 1.1 +
Changes and are made.  Now we want to migrate all of those
changes onto the main branch.

So now we have to be able to tell cvs to:

diff -r1.1 -r1.1.0.2, apply patch
diff -r1.1.0.3 -r1.1.0.5, apply patch

     Mike Castle      address@hidden
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