Will re-basing support be added into Bazaar core ?

Ben Finney ben+bazaar at benfinney.id.au
Mon Apr 20 10:11:42 BST 2009

Russel Winder <russel.winder at concertant.com> writes:

> On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 02:53 -0500, David Timothy Strauss wrote:
> > This is also unnecessary use of rebase. You can run "bzr diff
> > --old=[mainline]" to get a patch that applies your feature branch's
> > changes to the mainline. "bzr send" can produce something very
> > similar with a merge directive that contains a human-readable patch.
> Perhaps this is where things get interesting. I want to be able to
> push to the mainline from the feature branch. If I have to prepare a
> patch then hasn't failure of the DVCS to give me the tools I need
> occurred?
> A patch is also a loss of information. How do those people who fret
> about loss of information reconcile this one?

What information has been lost? The merge directive contains all the
information; the patch (redundant with the merge directive) is the
human-readable portion.

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Ben Finney
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