Split/Join feature

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Wed Mar 7 14:05:00 GMT 2007

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Robert Collins schrieb:
> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 13:20 +0100, Nicholas Allen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just noticed that there is split/join commands but don't really
>> understand their purpose or in what situations you would want to use
>> them. Does join bring together 2 unrelated branches and split split a
>> branch into 2 unrelated branches? The help seems to imply it is on the
>> working tree so I don't think this is the case. There is nothing that I
>> can see in the doc directory and the command help is a little sparse
>> (split command splits is about as much as it says).
> This is part of the new subtree support that has just landed with
> dirstate in bzr.dev. Its quite possible we will disable these commands
> for 0.15, as the userspace for subtrees is rather... raw. That said, it
> splits a tree into two trees, e.g. if you have a library you want to
> turn into a separate project, split is the command to do that.

Maybe it would make sense to name this commands "split-tree" and
"join-tree". As there where also some discussion about file splits.


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