[darcs-users] *practical* differences between darcs' patch model and git/mercurial's?

Sartak sartak at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 17:10:05 UTC 2007

On 10/21/07, Adam Megacz <adam at megacz.com> wrote:
> Matt Palmer <mpalmer at hezmatt.org> writes:
> > Cherry picking.  Darcs' cherry picking abilities are fantastic, while every
> > other system (and I've tried most of 'em by now) seems to have at least one
> > big inhibitor to cherry picking.  For the way I work on the systems I work
> > on, good cherry picking is a must.
> My experience with cherry-picking in darcs is that it works nicely,
> but usually drags in a huge quantity of patches that it feels the
> cherry-picked patch "depends" on (the "depends" appears to be
> calculated very, very conservatively).

The patch algebra does a lot to make that calculation less
conservative. If two patches can commute, they're totally independent.


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