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RE: Merging in CVS

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: Merging in CVS
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 11:53:46 -0800

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>> Thanks.  Looks like merges must be difficult in CVS.  A lot of manual

>Oh, do you know of a configuration management system that can read human

>Basically, two changes have been made to the *same spot*: one in your
>work area, and one checked in by someone else.  Which change should be
>kept when you update to the latest version in the repository?=20

>CVS certainly can't guess for you, so it marks it in a conflict block.
>So does every other CM system.

Well, a lot of other CM systems invoke a graphical merge program in which
the user resolves conflicts such as this.

But to answer the original poster's question:  Yes, there is a workaround.
Don't introduce conflicting changes.

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