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From Andreas Krey <>
Subject Merge symmetry (was: Tree Conflicts with Subversion 1.7)
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:15:38 GMT
On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 13:51:40 +0000, Stein Somers wrote:

> Now I realize merges are always asymmetric.

Actually, merging is a symmetric operation. The tree (and copyfrom
info) resulting from a merge should be the same independent of in
which direction the merge is performed. In svn the metadata just looks
completely different depending on the direction of the merge. (It also
is different due to the necessity of --reintegrate.)


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800

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