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Re: determine branch's ancestor?

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: determine branch's ancestor?
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 12:09:00 +0200
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* On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 08:56:50AM -0400 Jim.Hyslop wrote:

> > Most of the work on FEATURE touches new files or files that 
> > haven't changed in months, so the branch tags RELEASE and 
> > FEATURE both point to the same versions of the files (the 
> > last HEAD revision), so i can't use that to help me determine 
> > the ancestor.

> "A difference which makes no difference is no difference" (attributed
> variously to philosopher Bertram Russell, philosopher William James, Ralph
> Waldo Emerson, and Commander Spock).
> Pick one, tag it as the base, and move on.

What about the following case: There are thousands of files in this
module, which are common to FEATURE and RELEASE, and all - except one! -
or the same. How can he distinguish this case from the case where all
files are the same?

I think that was his question in the first place, at least, it is how I
understood it.

Tyler, if this is your problem, then I don't have another solution but
go through the whole repository and check for the files where the tags
are different. Some skripting would be required.


Spiro R. Trikaliotis

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