[p4] Bidirectional integration

Sam Roberts sroberts at bycast.com
Mon Jul 10 08:32:01 PDT 2006


On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 09:50:52AM +0200, Oren Shemesh (oshemesh) wrote:
> > I would like to ask this forum if any of you have opinions/experiences
> > you would like to share regarding bidirectional integrations.
> > 
> > By that, I mean two branches, say a and b, in which development work
> > is done, and periodically, changes are integrated from a to b and also
> > from b to a.
> > 
> > Any caveats ? Success stories ? Extra-terresial phenomenon ? Is this
> > the road to oblivion ?

Doesn't work so well if files are moved in one branch. p4 doesn't know
the difference between a move, a copy, or a merge, and since it doesn't
know the intent of the integrate, it can't reproduce moves on one branch
on another.

Cheers,
Sam



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