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Re: Making your branches smaller for easier merges

On 27/09/06, Andrew Pinski <> wrote:
> On 27/09/06, Diego Novillo <> wrote:
> > Manuel LÃpez-IbÃÃez wrote on 09/27/06 17:38:
> >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > If a pristine directory needs changes from the directory I branched, I'm
> > in trouble.
> >
> Why? Sorry, I think I don't understand what you mean.

For an example, an extension is added to the C++ front-end and a change to the
libstdc++ library that now require this extension.  Now you have a mix match between
the library and the compiler as you are using a pristine libstdc++ from the mainline
but a branched C++ front-end.

Sorry, I still don't see where is the problem. You either want the extension in your branch, so you merge it and simply update libstdc++, or you don't want the extension just yet, so you just don't update libstdc++ (or update back to your previous revision).

If you had branched libstdc++ you would have a similar situation: to
merge or not to merge the extension to both.

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