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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] --forward mostly harmless

From: David Allouche
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] --forward mostly harmless
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 17:44:10 +0200

On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 07:50 -0400, Miles Bader wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 07:56:37PM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
> > Seconded.  A less buggy implementation *might* be useful but I support
> > with "remove this which never worked properly and then await
> > legitimate demand (with skepticism) before installing a corrected
> > version" rather than simply "fix".
> It might be worth checking the sources to see if that's actually what the
> command does.

What do you mean?

> I've always been kinda nervous about this behavior (because I often use it to
> re-merge linux patches which have been only partially applied upstream), and
> so tend to watch it with a jaundiced eye, but so far it's never actually done
> anything bad.
> For me, duplicate suppression of some sort is absolutely necessary,
> but I usually use `star-merge --three-way' anyway...

Are you saying you are actually using --forward and you get a different
behaviour without --forward?

If yes, can you run the test case I attached in my mail and post the
output, as well as a pointer to the version of tla you are using?

                                                            -- ddaa

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