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Re: Need info about merging / conflicts

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: Need info about merging / conflicts
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 04:11:20 +0000 (UTC)
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Sergei Organov <address@hidden> wrote:
> Preston Landers <address@hidden> writes:

> > I'm poorly equipped to counter these arguments at the moment because I
> > have so little understanding of the topic myself.  I just know from
> > experience at a previous CVS-using organization that in CVS it is
> > infinitely easier to deal with concurrent access and merging changes.

> To tell the truth, CVS is not that good at merges, -- it requires quite
> a lot of manual housekeeping to do merges right.

Yes, but it is adequate for the routine "sandbox" merges that happen
all the time in concurrent development, when someone else has been
editing the same files as you and beat you to the commit.  This is
where Preston's users need an education.

The sandbox merges tend to fall apart across refactorings, in
particular when large code blocks are permuted.  However commits
of that type are infrequent.  They just need to be planned ahead
of time by the team.

pa at panix dot com

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