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Subject: Re: [boost] [SVN] Spurious changes to lots of files....
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-04-08 05:09:06

On 7 April 2012 22:06, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I was thinking of something a little more finessed. :-) For instance, if
> changelist N only touches one file, and I merge that change to that one
> file (instead of doing it at the root), the results *should* be the
> same, right? But it sounds like they're not. The mergeinfo forks, in a
> sense. There should be a way to automatically detect and fix up these
> sorts of pointless mergeinfo forks.

I don't know why it doesn't do that. It does try to remove child data
when you merge a parent directory (or record a merge), but it can only
do that if the child merge data is exactly the same as the merge data
it inherits from the parent, and I think that our messy history makes
that unlikely.

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