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Re: Another VC terminology change?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Another VC terminology change?
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:36:26 -0400
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>> >> You mean API rather than UI, right?
>> > I mean UI. How does the user request a merge on such a VCS?  Using
>> > "C-x v +" from any VC managed file?  Should it then warn that the
>> > whole tree is getting merged?
>> No: it needs to do it from a place where he can specify the right fileset,
>> i.e. from vc-dired (or maybe from just `dired' depending on how this works).

> If we go that way, then VC would need a way to know this. It would
> need order to issue meaningful error messages when the user tries to
> use C-x v + from a buffer managed by a VCS that does not support per
> file merging.

Why?  The user will do C-x v + from the file buffer, which vc.el will pass
on to the backend and the backend will signal an error.
I see no problem,


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