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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-26 10:46:42

on Sat Aug 25 2007, "Darren Garvey" <> wrote:

> On 25/08/07, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> *snip*
>> /svn/boost/branches/libs/
>> system/
>> boost/
>> system/...
>> libs/
>> system/
>> build/...
>> doc/...
>> src/...
>> test/...
>> In other words, organized the sub-tree under
>> /svn/boost/branches/libs/system exactly the same way the trunk is
>> organized. That might be easier for others to understand. I also wonder
>> if it has any advantages as far as various SVN operations go.
>> Opinions?
> Since SVN copy operations are so cheap, wouldn't it be simpler to have each
> branch as a complete copy of some stable tree, with some isolated work stuck
> in? That way, a naive user (such as myself) can just check out a branch -
> eg. the system branch - and have a complete boost tree that they can test,
> use or develop with.
> As it stands, the 'branch' appears to be a subset of boost, whereas I would
> have expected a complete 'fork' (albeit a temporary one).

Yeah, a complete fork is what I would expect, and probably want.

Dave Abrahams
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