[darcs-users] Feedback on hunk splitting with Darcs 2.4 beta 1

Isaac Dupree ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Mon Jan 18 21:36:04 UTC 2010

Eric Kow wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 20:40:09 +0000, Ganesh Sittampalam wrote:
>> If you are trying to split a hunk, it's because there's a bit you
>> want and a bit you don't want. Because they touch each other, the
>> newly split hunks will have a dependency between them,

oh, is that so (about the dependency)? I did not realize; does it make a 
difference to me as a user?

(It's quite likely there's something I don't understand about darcs, 
since sometime I used 'darcs send' and it put some old draft patches of 
mine that weren't in the current repo into the "context" of the patch, 
thus making the patches unusable by upstream.)

> Oh yes, somehow I managed to fool myself into thinking that not seeing
> the filler patch (the other part of the split) was a problem.
> Of course it's not a problem because you can only record one patch at
> a time anyway, so you're going to have to choose one or other.

technically, you could instead split those patches and record parts of 
them.  But I guess it would always be easier to only split once(unless 
you make a mistake)

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