[Python-Dev] PEP: Migrating the Python CVS to Subversion

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Aug 1 08:54:17 CEST 2005

>>>>> "BAW" == Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:

    BAW> So are you saying that moving to svn will let us do more long
    BAW> lived branches?  Yay!

Yes, but you still have to be disciplined about it.  svn is not much
better than cvs about detecting and ignoring spurious conflicts due to
code that gets merged from branch A to branch B, then back to branch
A.  Unrestricted cherry-picking is still out.

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