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Re: Making your branches smaller for easier merges


On 27/09/06, Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:
On 9/27/06, Diego Novillo <dnovillo@redhat.com> wrote:
> Daniel Berlin wrote on 09/27/06 16:37:
>
> > If you are just writing a new pass, you can probably get away with
> > branching only a few files, and switching those may be a lot better
> > strategy than branching the entire trunk tree branch to modify 6 files
> > in the gcc dir.
> >
> But this means that I'm at the mercy of mainline random breakage, right?
Yes


Why? Perhaps I am entirely wrong but can't you just don't update (svn up) those directories that are switched until mainline is in an usable state?

Cheers,

Manuel.


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