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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-28 07:36:20

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> But since you mention the svnmerge script, here's some
>> questions.. Is there a way to use that script from one of the svn
>> GUI clients? Is there a way to prevent the use of "svn merge"?
>> Basically, what's to prevent users, other than convention, from
>> messing up?
> Never mind.. just found the documentation of svnmerge. And hence have
> some answers.

What are they, please? I don't know them.

> But here's the thing, it solves the book keeping aspect of the svn
> merge. But it doesn't solve the problem I had. It's not like I did not
> follow the procedure of marking the comments with merge points and using
> "-r N:M" to only merge the un-merged changes. My problem was that the
> svn merge operation lost a line, literally. Which means that the
> conflict resolution algorithm has a problem. So unless there's a
> solution out there that doesn't use "svn merge" we might get bitten.

Oh. Well it's not nice to have a bug, but you have to check your
merge results by hand anyway, don't you?

Dave Abrahams
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