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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cascading patchlogs with star-merge

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Cascading patchlogs with star-merge
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 18:31:35 -0800 (PST)

    > From: Robert Anderson <address@hidden>

    > >Its up to you and him to notice that the only thing that changed was
    > >patch logs. If you star merge somebody and the only change you see is
    > >patchlogs, then why would you commit that to your tree?

    > Why should I have to merge it to find out it's something I didn't want?

Because it's the same amount of work as it would take to figure that
out "automatically" and, exactly what "automatically" means will vary
from site to site.

Automation here is perfectly tractable -- not even that big a deal --
just that it would be a "customization" rather than a "core feature".


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