[Python-Dev] Looking for VCS usage scenarios

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 23:14:32 CET 2008

Brett Cannon wrote:
> But then again, having one scenario that shows svn's weakness directly
> wouldn't hurt. I could see a scenario where I start to fix something
> in branch A, realize that a deeper issue needs to be fixed, leading to
> branch B, and then have branch A depend on branch B. Is that possible?
> Or is injecting branch dependencies like that not workable? If it
> doesn't work, then a branch A/B that a branch C is dependent on would
> also work as a scenario (e.g. reworking the testing framework where
> you are doing a bunch of different things at once that are culminating
> in a single new testing branch that collects everything).
> Those sound like what you are getting after?

Hmm, perhaps your concrete example of this could be a case where someone
was working on an object capabilities security model and then realised
they needed a more flexible implementation of the import system before
their security mechanism was going to work ;)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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