[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 04:03:52 CET 2008


On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> I have started the DVCS PEP which can be seen at
> http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dg7fctr4_40dvjkdg64 . Not much is there
> beyond the rationale, usage scenarios I plan to use, and what other
> sections I plan to write.
>
> At this point I am looking for any suggestions for fundamental usage
> scenarios that I am missing from the PEP. If you think the few already
> listed are missing some core part of a VCS, please let me know.

I think one very important requirement of Python's VCS is advanced
merging support. The trunk and py3k are very special branches because
a commit in one should not necessarily find its way into the other. To
that end, I think it's critical to have svnmerge.py-like blocking
(preferably with unblocking, too) and fine cherry-picking of
revisions.


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Cheers,
Benjamin Peterson
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