On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 17:51, Trent Mick wrote: [...]
[Donovan Baarda wrote]
On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 15:49, Trent Mick wrote:
You want to do checkins of code in a consisten state. Some large changes take a couple of days to write. During which one may have to do a couple minor things in unrelated sections of a project. Having some mechanism to capture some thoughts and be able to say "these are the relevant
I don't need to checkin in a consitent state if I'm working on a seperate branch. I can checkin any time I want to record a development checkpoint... I can capture the thoughts in the version history of the branch.
source files for this work" is handy. Creating a branch for something that takes a couple of days is overkill.
The alternative being either that you have separate branches for everything (can be a pain) or just check-in for review (possibly
It all comes down to how painless branch/merge is. Many esoteric "features" of version control systems feel like they are there to workaround the absence of proper branch/merge histories.
Note: SVN doesn't have branch/merge histories either.