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Re: [PATCH] explicitly update the branch


Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> writes:

> "David O'Brien" <obrien@FreeBSD.org> writes:
>
>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 10:24:19PM +0100, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
>>> On Thu, 13 Jan 2005, David O'Brien wrote:
>>> > Permission to commit?
>>> > This change makes sure that one keeps the branch that was checked out
>>> > when doing an update.
>>> > 
>>> >	* contrib/gcc_update: Explicitly update the branch.
>>> 
>>> I assume you _only_ want to have that on the 3.4 branch?
>>
>> Correct.
>>
>>> If that's the case, I guess the patch is okay, but please wait a couple
>>> of days and update the list of copyright years before committing.
>>
>> Will do.  Thanks.
>
> It's useless unless you have a quite different CVS than me.
> Look up "sticky tags" in the CVS manual.

It can be useful if you want to update to a specific date on a branch.  To
do that you have to pass both the branch tag and the date, so
automatically passing the branch tag saves some typing and surprise.

Andreas.

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