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Re: Bzr's "confusion" between branches and repositories

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bzr's "confusion" between branches and repositories
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:47:24 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Since you are saying this in quite a few of your blogs and articles,
> let's finish this once and for all: there is no confusion.  Bazaar
> works on branches, period.  Bazaar is deeply branch-centric, right
> down to the level of its DAG topology and the way it handles merges.
> A bzr repository is just a convenience for storing several related
> branches in a way that saves disk storage, that's all.

This is not true for most repositories.  The branches are usually
connected together by having a common root.  This is also the case of
the Emacs repository: *all* branches (except the old elpa branch) have a
single root in common.


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