[PATCH] Use merge3 for text merging

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Tue Jul 26 20:51:48 BST 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 05:08 +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 26 Jul 2005, Robey Pointer <robey at lag.net> wrote:
> > Slightly unrelated, but this is one thing that bugs me a lot about tla:
> > 
> > I'd really like to shout out in favor of some kind of inline conflict  
> > marking, even if it's not ">>>>>>>>".  tla's habit of dropping little  
> > *.orig and *.rej files and making me pick up the pieces is one of my  
> > pet peeves.  I noticed that bzr currently does the same thing  
> > (*.BASE, etc) and am hoping it's just a temporary thing. :)
> I agree.  The bzrlib.merge module inserts those  fishbone conflict markers.
> I think having the .BASE files as well is nice, in case you want them.
> But this could be an option.

Right - the C baz's use of .orig and .rej when doing three way merges is
deliberate and has both proponents and detractors. On the plus side you
tell people expecting .orig and .rej (which is what patch does) to look
in the three-way merged file, on the minus side you do create noise in
the tree.


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