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Re: casual contributing with git

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: casual contributing with git
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:31:47 +0300

> From: Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 06:48:25 +0200
> Cc: Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> On 2019-05-19, at 03:41, Jean-Christophe Helary <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> On Jul 5, 2017, at 2:51, Stephen Leake <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>
> >> Workspaces are cheap; I keep a full checkout of master, and one of each
> >> branch I'm working on, at all times.
> >
> > Is that the recommended way ?
> Of course not!  (At least, not as far as Git goes in general - but
> I don't think there is some Emacs idiosyncrasy here.)

In a way, there is: the branches in Emacs tend to diverge very
quickly, so after a while, if you switch branches in the same tree,
the builds become very long, and worse: you need to bootstrap each
time to avoid problems in the built Emacs.  It quickly becomes very

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