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Re: Can anyone correct the Bazaar reference "revno:111954.1.97"?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Can anyone correct the Bazaar reference "revno:111954.1.97"?
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:35:13 +0900

Eric S. Raymond writes:

 > I expect the trunk commit is what a person reading that comment
 > would want to refer back to - but, as previously noted, the
 > question gets a bit philosophical.

Sure, but it's also pragmatic.  The Emacs workflow does have a
distinguished mainline.  While Emacs developers often use branches
privately, they communicate with each other about changes by merging
to trunk, rather than by posting a branch URL.  If this merge causes a
problem, the fix is then committed to trunk.  (In projects with a
formalized workflow, this is often referred to as commit-and-review.)

So, pragmatically, trunk is the obvious default point of reference
unless explicitly specified otherwise -- and there're really nothing
else that would serve.  These references are also stable as long as
appropriate push controls are in effect.

I don't see any good reason for you to avoid that convention.

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