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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] get via update heuristics

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] get via update heuristics
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 16:45:14 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>

    > I think it would be nice if update supported the same heuristic for
    > desired revision retrieval as get does.

    > Currently, with a config, to update the entire tree to be up-to-date
    > with respect to another config, that other config needs version
    > specifiers across the board.

    > get doesn't: it'll fill in the gap from address@hidden/dists--devo
    > to address@hidden/dists--devo--1.0

    > If update did the same logic, it would help.

    > Tom - any objection to this?


Consider where I've used `get' to get dists--devo--1.0 but now there
is devo--devo--1.5.   Update will do entirely the wrong thing.

I think that configs that omit version numbers are of distinct but
limited utility.


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