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Re: comparing code on different branches

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: comparing code on different branches
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:51:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.91 (windows-nt)

Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden> writes:

> Sorry, it is more a git question than an emacs question:
> I have created a branch where I do my work.
> Now, when I test my code modifications, I do eval-buffer etc. But what
> if I also want to test what master does to compare the results?
> Do I have to go through a stash/checkout/test/checkout stash apply cycle?
> I thought I could actually do my modifications in the scratch buffer
> and keep the original file clean, so that I can always compare, but
> that seems a bit convoluted. Any better idea?

Workspaces are cheap; I keep a full checkout of master, and one of each
branch I'm working on, at all times.

You can use 'git worktree' to minimize fetch and push operations to the
central repository.

-- Stephe

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