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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • You've nailed something down that's been bugging me for a little while. I'm a definite subversion user but I've been increasingly getting the feeling that subversion doesn't quite fit my way of working. Thus I've been looking at git lately.

    The thing is though, that I have no fear of branching because there's a "recipe" for merging and I don't have to think too much about it other than to record revision numbers in the log. So I'm all for branching in subversion. Also though, I tend to not do any complica
    • The thing is though, that I have no fear of branching because there's a "recipe" for merging and I don't have to think too much about it other than to record revision numbers in the log.

      Bingo; I think you just identified a huge chunk of my fear: I barely had merging in CVS down, and I don't yet fully understand the "recipe" for it in Subversion. So, schwern (or anybody), should I spend time getting really comfortable with merging in subversion and then move to SVK, or will SVK make all of that into time wasted?

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Merging in SVN is currently pretty dumb because you have to do all the book-keeping yourself, recording what revisions have already been merged into what branch. Its tricky and its time consuming and its easy to forget and you have better things to do. You should do it once or twice manually just to understand what's involved in keeping a branch up to date and so you can better appreciate never having to do that again. I had to write svn merge tools back when svnmerge sucked. Its not fun.

        After that I'd say jump directly to SVK or just use svnmerge.
        • Thanks for the advice! :)

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          J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers