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Subject: Re: [boost] git cherry-pick (Was: RE process (prospective from a retired FreeBSD committer)...)
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-30 14:32:20

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 3:07 AM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Dean Michael Berris wrote:
>> Now, let's say you finally merge the changes from the whole branch
>> from which you cherry-picked a commit into the branch that has this
>> cherry-picked change already applied, git is actually smart enough to
>> see that the change is already there and would not have to apply it
>> again
> Sorry, this is false. If you have branch F with commits C1, C2 and C3, and
> you first cherry-pick C2 into M, and then merge F into M, then git will try
> to merge entire C1+C2+C3 delta. Therefore, you have modified, in M, any lines that
> C2 touches -- for examples because you've run into conflict when doing
> cherry-pick and changed something -- you will get a conflict, again.
> Please try the attached script -- which results in conflict with git 1.7.1, and
> used to result in conflict in every other version.
> Am I missing something?

You might be... I had to modify it a bit, because 'feature^' is really
not correct, but basically here is the new script (based on yours);
note that I see no merge conflicts whatsoever and git doesn't
complain. Are you sure this is supposed to fail because it doesn't
fail from my end -- I'm using git 1.7.1 on Ubuntu Linux 10.10

Dean Michael Berris

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