[darcs-users] An example of a "complicated" change?
daniel.carrera at theingots.org
Mon Apr 13 15:45:52 UTC 2009
In a different thread, Stephen wrote:
> Snapshot-based VCSes like Mercurial impose a partial historical
> order on changes, and in order to refer to a particular change or
> set of changes, you must refer to the particular pair of revisions
> whose diff is exactly that set of changes. In the case of a set
> of changes, that pair may not exist, requiring many VCS operations
> on revision pairs to build up a "simple" set of changes.
Can anyone give me an example of one such merge that is "complicated" in
a different VCS (e.g. requires several steps, or human intervention) but
is simple in Darcs?
I'm thinking that I could use this as example #2 in the documentation.
So the tack would be "this is something Darcs does better" rather than
"this is something only Darcs can do".
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