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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Default version for star-merge (and more)

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Default version for star-merge (and more)
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 14:29:40 -0700 (PDT)

Incidentally, one issue with in-tree aliases is to think through how
they interact with merging of various sorts.

One example, you're parent's "parent" alias is different from yours.
How's that work?  E.g., what if your parent changes his parent alias?
Does that change to his tree modify your "parent" alias?

Another example -- this kind of file:

   {arch}/=aliases (or whatever):

        <alias>         <arch-name>
        <alias>         <arch-name>
        <alias>         <arch-name>
        <alias>         <arch-name>

interacts dubiously with context-based patching.   But using multiple files:


        file:                     contents:
     {arch}/=aliases/<alias>    <arch-name>
     {arch}/=aliases/<alias>    <arch-name>
     {arch}/=aliases/<alias>    <arch-name>

can at least avoid conflicts -- but is it the right semantic?

That's something else to think through between where we are and the
ultimate design.


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