Subject: Re: [boost] [timer] conflict between tools/inspect and libs/timer
From: Cox, Michael (mhcox_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-28 23:03:51
On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Peter A. Bigot <pab_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 12/28/2013 08:46 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Critical changes on develop dating from February were never merged to
>>>> trunk, and I set the git merge point I missed them.
>>>> It turned out the changes were merged into branches/release at the
>> and setting the merge point backed them out!
>> To avoid such (and other) surprises, what I did was ensure that develop
>>> and master are identical before doing the first merge.
>>> git diff --name-status master..develop
>>> gave me an overview on where the two branches differ; the same command
>>> without --name-status goes into more detail.
>> I'll add your explanation. I may also move the merge point instructions to
>> their own page to make them stand out more.
> Setting the merge point is the most critical, and most fragile, step.
> From playing with this in Boost.Test there are too many failure modes to
> anticipate, so careful review of the content at each step is very
> important. I have an annotated script showing the steps I performed in
> that case, which might be educational; I'll post it separately after I
> review it.
> The first thing I would try is git cherry-pick the missing commits into
>>> I ended up reverting the entire merge point commit, and then compared
>> master and develop to verify.
>> (I used TortoiseGit to revert the commit because I wasn't sure how to
>> revert a commit from the command line leaving subsequent commits in
> I highly recommend "git rebase -i" (interactive rebase) to do this sort of
> thing. Interactive rebase allows you to reorder (and remove) individual
> commits, squash together commits, and generally clean up the history of a
> branch so it's clean before you make it public.
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