On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Bailey, Darragh wrote:
> I don't think that is very practical. Can you imagine the problems
> where changes are needed to the patch or the whole fix needs to be
> changed to go a completely different direction? The patch is
> already committed so the next change has to be layered on top of
> it. So unless you have a separate branch for each and every change,
> then you have the problem of dealing with merging multiple
> potentially non-consecutive revisions onto the target branch. I
> think that would quickly become a mess.
If you're thinking of ways to make patch management easier, then
things like 'git' and 'quilt' are really good at tracking
re-arranging patches (e.g. the 'cherry-pick' command in 'git' rocks).
(NB: I havn't used quilt, but it's designed precisely for tracking
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