[Python-Dev] I would like an svn account
barry at python.org
Sat Jan 3 19:46:50 CET 2009
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On Jan 3, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> 1. I think that a patch can not e.g. capture a moved, renamed or
> deleted file.
> Further, it can not handle e.g. things like the executable bit or
> things that SVN otherwise does manage. That is what makes a patch only
> partially suitable.
Bazaar bundles handle moved, renamed and deleted files and
directories, afaik. Executable bits and other file metadata are
harder because such properties are OS specific, and Bazaar tries to be
> 2. You don't checkout anew. You simply switch ("svn switch") your
> working copy to the branch which just pulls the differences and
> merges them
> into your existing working copy. Or, you could merge the changes on
> a branch
> ("svn merge") into your working copy.
I know that many VCSs support this style of working, but this just
doesn't fit my brain. I much prefer separate working trees, each with
its own feature or fix.
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