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Re: Incorrect merge

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Incorrect merge
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 13:24:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> This is equivalent to saying that a change on common-fixes could depend
>>> on a change made to emacs-23 only.
>> How do you keep the branch up-to-date?
> AFAIK almost all changes to emacs-23 are eventually merged into
> trunk. This means that common-fixes would containt all changes intended
> to emacs-23, except those few which are not intended for trunk. This
> means that the divergence of emacs-23 from common-fixes will not be
> significant.

Another problem with your branch approach is that a patch applied
(mistakenly) to emacs-23 rather than to emacs-common would end up lost.
It's a lot easier to detect excess patches and lost patches.


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