[darcs-users] Re: Colin Walters blogs on Arch changesets vs Darcs

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Wed Nov 24 17:23:31 UTC 2004

On 2004-11-23, Karel Gardas <kgardas at objectsecurity.com> wrote:
> I think that you are not right here, since IMHO while applying patch from
> the outside (this which adds `HEADERS = foo.h'), darcs will try to find
> its context and it will find original project/Makefile, but since there
> are other patches applied to the tree including one which moved
> project/Makefile to project/foo/Makefile, darcs will (should) try to
> recompute received patch to the new context, i.e. using patch commutation.

Perhaps, but this is exactly the case I tried to test recently, which
wound up with a virtual spinlock.  (I say "virtual" because apparently
it stops spinning after several hours.)

So I'd say that for all practical purposes, darcs can't do this yet.

-- John

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