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Re: Undo a branch

From: Stephen Rasku
Subject: Re: Undo a branch
Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 08:30:26 -0700 (PDT)

Jerry Nairn wrote:
>A colleague is writing a branch creation script which will make 
a branch
>point tag name and a branch name based on the purpose of the 
>following a set of conventions, tag the branch point, and 
create the branch.
>It all looks pretty good, but he asked me today about the best 
way to "undo"
>a branch if the user decides he made a mistake. My answer was 
that this
>shouldn't be something you do so carelessly that you would 
frequently want
>to undo it, but that answer didn't satisfy him.
>So my question is (are) what is the best way to undo a branch 
in an
>automated way? What are the issues to look out for?

What is the result that he wants after undoing a branch?  If he 
wants to continue as if he never created the branch, he can just 
abandon the branch and continue development on the parent branch 
as if nothing has happened; he doesn't need to "undo" anything.

Stephen Rasku                   E-mail: address@hidden
Senior Software Engineer        Web:
TGI Technologies

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