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    SubjectRe: Bitkeeper change granularity (was Re: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin)
    On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 07:19:28PM -0600, Charles Cazabon wrote:
    > Rob Landley <landley@trommello.org> wrote:
    > >
    > > The problem is, if they use bitkeeper (with a temporary respository), all
    > > these temporary commits (debugging tries saved in case they want to roll back
    > > during development) get propagated into the main repository when they do a
    > > merge. They can't tell it "done, okay, squash this into one atomic change to
    > > check in somewhere else, with the whole change history as maybe one comment".
    >
    > Something like:
    >
    > bk start-temporary-fork

    bk clone main temporary-fork

    > [hack hack hack]
    > bk commit
    > [hack hack hack]
    > bk revert

    bk fix -c

    > [hack hack hack]
    > bk commit
    > [hack hack hack]
    > bk commit
    > bk fold-back-into-main-tree-as-one-atomic-update

    bk push

    All exists, works as described, no changes necessary.
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    Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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