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Re: [PATCH] vcs_info: add 'find-deepest' zstyle

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 5:13 PM Frank Terbeck <ft@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I, for one,  vastly prefer the current behaviour. I  don't think nesting
> repositories is  all that common. Even  when I was using  many different
> systems, never did I have a need for that.

At my $WORK we have two related but distinct code bases, an older
version of the platform that is maintained for several longtime
customers and the modern version used by all new customers.  The old
code base is in CVS, the new code base (which incorporates a large
subset of the old) has been moved to git.  Occasionally there are
bugfixes that need to be ported from one to the other within that
shared subset.  Maintaining nested repositories has been useful for
this situation, but it's difficult to get vcs_info to select the
correct one.

That said, I'm not sure "deepest" reflects the right behavior either.
I'd pretty much need to select the repository that differs from the
current working file, whichever one that is at the time.

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