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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] version aliases

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] version aliases
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 13:54:05 +0200
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On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 00:06:30 -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I'm sure this has been brought before, but I think it's worth thinking
> about it some more: tla should offer some way to refer to specific versions
> using shorthands.
> In my most important use case, it seems important that such aliases not be
> user-global but be per-project, so I can refer to the `main' branch
> and have it refer to the main Emacs branch when I'm in an Emacs tree
> and to the main Tla branch when I'm in a Tla tree.
> So they should probably be stored somewhere under {arch}.
> The main use is for things like
>     tla changes main
> to get the changes w.r.t some `main' branch.  Or
>     tla star-merge --three-way miles
> to merge changes from miles's branch.  Fancy completion makes the long
> names just bearable, but it only works when I run those things from
> a properly configured shell, but not when I have to enter those names
> in a VC prompt for example.

It's all done in aba (the tla wrapper in tlacontrib).

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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