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SubjectRe: Bitkeeper change granularity (was Re: A modest proposal -- We need a patch penguin)
Rob Landley <> 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
[hack hack hack]
bk commit
[hack hack hack]
bk revert
[hack hack hack]
bk commit
[hack hack hack]
bk commit
bk fold-back-into-main-tree-as-one-atomic-update


Charles Cazabon <>
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