Re: Notes on supporting Git operations in/on partial Working Directories

From: A Large Angry SCM <gitzilla@gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-18 06:01:35
Jakub Narebski wrote:
> A Large Angry SCM wrote:
> 
>> There is no fundamental reason Git can not support partial 
>> checkouts/working directories. In fact, there is no fundamental reason 
>> Git can not support operations on partial (sparse?) repositories in both 
>> space (working content/state, etc.) and time (history); it's just a 
>> matter of record keeping[*1*]. That isn't how the Linux kernel 
>> developers want to use their VCS but it _is_ how others want to use
>> theirs. 
> 
> There is perhaps not much trouble with partial checkouts, but there is
> problem with partial _commits_, at least for snapshot based SCM (as opposed
> to patchset based SCM). 

By "partial commit" I take it you mean a commit with only partial 
information about the new (content) state? If so, the missing 
information about the new state can be assumed to have not changed from 
the previous recorded state (commit).
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