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From Stefan Sperling <>
Subject Re: cleaning up mergeinfo using svn 1.7
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:18:52 GMT
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:52:01AM -0400, David Carson wrote:
> > We could allow the existing elision code to be invoked without running
> > a merge. An option like --elide-mergeinfo could be added to the
> > 'svn mergeinfo' command for this purpose. Would this be useful?
> >
> Yes, I think such an option would probably be useful.  What I really need,
> based on how much information is currently in my props, is something like:
> - try to elide (maybe using your new option)
> - output says you can't because you are missing a, b and c; suggests I use
> --record-only or do the missing merge if it is really missing
> Then I can iterate over this sequence until I succeed and the elision
> occurs.

Hi David,

I started some work on this but the results were not as fruitful as I
was hoping for. Please see this thread on the developer list for related

This post by Paul Burba describes the current limitations of mergeinfo
elision and suggests a better algorithm:
If you like, you could try to implement this algorithm in a wrapper script
to see how well it works.

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