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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: <<< conflict markers

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: <<< conflict markers
Date: 14 Apr 2004 17:10:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>> > diff3-style conflict markers really only make sense when the program
>> > creating them has three files on hand: ANCESTOR, MINE, and YOURS.
>> > `replay', `redo', etc. all work (currently) on the basis of diffs, not
>> > 3-way merges.
>> One exception: `update' could very well use diff3.
> It currently does not keep a copy handy, so it's not _that_ simple.

Well, I don't know much about internals, so I'm only speaking from
the point of view of the functionality.

>> But it would have the same effect as `tla star-merge --three-way', so it
>> would be a bit redundant.
> But star-merge is far less efficient for this.

Sounds like a good reason to improve star-merge's performance ;-).

>> I wish there was a tool that would do the guessing and turn the .rej
>> into conflict markers.  Can't be done reliably in general, but it
> There is: wiggle

Ha!  Way cool!  Thanks!


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