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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] neglected aspects
From: Steven Samuel Cole (steven.samuel.cole_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-11 22:52:32

Steven Watanabe wrote:
> (1). The thing is, in svn, we can
> operate on any subtree, and ignore
> the rest of the repository. So, for
> example, given the following situation:
> revision 1: branch A
> revision 2: branch B
> revision 3: branch A
> revision 4: branch B
> If we want to undo the most recent change to
> branch A, the command is
> svn merge -r HEAD:2 branches/A
> Revision 4 doesn't affect branch A, so it's
> left alone.

isn't this scenario a somewhat basic feature of a version control system
? doesn't every SCM support that ?

Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> The latter would mean that svn could, for example, prevent me from
>> doing the following: checkout the entire /branches directory, make
>> edits on both /branches/A and /brances/B, then commit all changes
>> together in one revision.
> svn allows this, although I've never seen anyone
> actually do it.

yeah, and I think a developer who does something like that is really
giving the integrator a hard time. merging two branches back to the
trunk is essentially merging three development lines at the same time
and i can think of no reason why this should be necessary.

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