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Re: Can anyone correct the Bazaar reference "revno:111954.1.97"?

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: Can anyone correct the Bazaar reference "revno:111954.1.97"?
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:49:25 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden>:
> Eric S. Raymond writes:
>  > I expect the trunk commit is what a person reading that comment
>  > would want to refer back to - but, as previously noted, the
>  > question gets a bit philosophical.
> Sure, but it's also pragmatic.  The Emacs workflow does have a
> distinguished mainline.  While Emacs developers often use branches
> privately, they communicate with each other about changes by merging
> to trunk, rather than by posting a branch URL.  If this merge causes a
> problem, the fix is then committed to trunk.  (In projects with a
> formalized workflow, this is often referred to as commit-and-review.)
> So, pragmatically, trunk is the obvious default point of reference
> unless explicitly specified otherwise -- and there're really nothing
> else that would serve.  These references are also stable as long as
> appropriate push controls are in effect.
> I don't see any good reason for you to avoid that convention.

Not trying to. In my current lift script the patch for that reference
does point to the trunk commit.
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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