[RFC] A better way to help users understand and resolve confclits
v.ladeuil+lp at free.fr
Thu Aug 13 15:03:29 BST 2009
>>>>> "Guilhem" == Guilhem Bichot <guilhem at sun.com> writes:
Guilhem> I think what can enlighten users most is explanations like you wrote:
Guilhem> bzr resolve --interactive <item>
Guilhem> <base> is <revid>/<revno>
Guilhem> <other> wants to create <item> bzr created <item>.moved
Guilhem> ^^^^^^^^ here I'd be verbose and add "but <item> already exists so"
Yeah, exactly what I had in mind but failed to write, thanks for
pointing it out.
Guilhem> <this> keeps <item>
Guilhem> 1) Right, get rid of .moved
Guilhem> 2) Wrong, .moved is the good one, get rid of <item>
Guilhem> 3) Abort, let me handle that myself.
Guilhem> 4) Do nothing, just mark as resolve
Guilhem> ^^^^^^^^ good, except that I wonder when (4) is acceptable ^^^
In the general case, that choice should always be available. If
the user first chose 3, do something and then come back, he
really want 4.
And yes, there will be times where the user has already tried to
solve the conflict and use bzr resolve --interactive anyway and
I'm not sure we should try to adapt the above messages in that
Guilhem> Slightly related is this bug report which also falls in the
Guilhem> category of "better explanations":
Guilhem> "show base for weave merge"
Guilhem> It should not be discussed here, it's just something to keep in mind.
I think it's totally related, I had that in mind when I noted:
+- add more info to Conflict objects:
+ - base revid for text conflict
Adding that information may require a format change though...
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