Proposal: better library management ideas (was: how to checkout proper submodules)

Daniel Trstenjak daniel.trstenjak at
Mon Jun 10 13:13:37 CEST 2013

Hi Ian,

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:45:22AM +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> Is this possible with subtrees?:
> * Initially ghc's Cabal repo is at the same commit as upstream
> * We make a local commit 123 in Cabal to fix some bug
> * Cabal upstream makes a commit 456 to fix the same bug differently
> * We jump to commit 456, in such a way that we don't end up merging
>   with our 123 commit every time we pull from Cabal in the future


Every repository that's added by git-subtree to your repository is
represented as a separate branch. So everything that applies to the
merging of branches also applies to the merging by git-subtree.


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