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SubjectRe: Kernel SCM saga..
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> In other words, this cherry-picking can generally be scripted and done
> "outside" the SCM (you can trivially have a script that takes a revision
> from one tree and applies it to the other). I don't believe that the SCM
> needs to support it in any fundamentally inherent manner. After all, why
> should it, when it really boilds down to
> (cd old-tree ; scm export-as-patch-plus-comments) |
> (cd new-tree ; scm import-patch-plus-comments)
> where the "patch-plus-comments" part is just basically an extended patch
> (including rename information etc, not just the comments).

Not that it matters anymore, but that's precisely what the script
did, for BitKeeper.


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