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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-06 04:33:52

Martin Slater wrote:

> [...]
> Can anyone comment on whether the branching has got better in svn? In
> particular (Quoting from

I don't think it's changed.

> <quote>
> Here's the real killer blow for me: Subversion doesn't keep track of
> what merges have been applied to a file. That's up to you to keep track
> of somehow. That means that for every file (or set of files), you have
> to know up to what revision they've been integrated, and only pull in
> the changes from that revision on.
> </quote>
> This appears to be very limiting if you rely heavily on branching.

The SVN book, if I recall correctly, does mention this case. Their
solution is to always comment merge transactions so that you can look
at the history and identify them. Whether that is impractical for
Boost or not, I can't say.


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