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From Daniel Shahaf <>
Subject Re: Identifying branch roots
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2011 15:32:54 GMT
C. Michael Pilato wrote on Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 11:08:20 -0400:
> On 10/07/2011 06:59 AM, Julian Foad wrote:
> >>> I think this is an exciting feature with lots of potential but
> >>> it has a lot more inherent complexity than improving 'svn mergeinfo'
> >>> output. Could we split improving the output of 'svn mergeinfo' and
> >>> identifying branch roots into two distinct feature branches?
> > 
> > Splitting it wouldn't work for me, because the branch marker information
> > has no purpose and no defined requirements without the mergeinfo user
> > interface work; the existence and meaning of the info goes hand-in-hand
> > with developing some ways in which that info can be used.
> > 
> > When we come to integrate some of this work to trunk, by then the
> > specification of the branching info will have been worked out, and so
> > then it may be best to create a feature branch specifically for adding
> > that (without the mergeinfo changes) if it is complex enough to be
> > worthwhile doing so.
> Seems sane to me.  If all you need is an property whose mere presence
> matters, we can add meaning to specific values later.

Will the meaning be added before or after the code is released?  There
are compatiblity implications in the latter case.

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