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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch/subversion comparison question

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch/subversion comparison question
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 10:19:28 +0100
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On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 08:11:06 -0500, Neal D. Becker wrote:
> I was reading subversion doc, and one thing really caught my attention.  It
> says that svn doesn't keep track of which patches are already applied, and
> applying a patch more than once would cause problems.
> I believe arch doesn't suffer from this defect?  Is this correct?  To my
> thinking, that's pretty significant.

Yes. Arch can do a "star-merge" operation, that looks for a "most recent
common ancestor" -- a point of last merge -- and apply diff from that,
which has. minimum conflicts possible.

Subversion authors chose a different approach to revision control and
don't seem to consider this important.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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