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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 <> 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.
Larry McVoy lm at
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