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

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Wed Oct 24 17:19:42 UTC 2007

> explicit in git/mercurial.  That is, if I pull two patches from
> uncoordinated sources, and they do not conflict, darcs will not add
> any additional information to the repository; with git or mercurial,
> even a "passive" developer who pulls these two patches will need to
> add an additional content-free patch to merge them.

Yes, this is a major difference in contexts where you do two-way merges
between branches.


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