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Re: SVN need to delete/create-temp/rename files instead of simply ove rwriting them (suggestion how to workaround)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-03 18:38:35 CET

On Dec 2, 2004, at 8:06 AM, Teblin, Ivan wrote:
>
> I do hope, my report and my SVN impressions will help you to make the
> right
> decision and improve even more your great product.
>

I think the problem here is defining the term "portability".

We use APR to be "portable", which in this case means, "Subversion runs
on every OS". APR allows this to happen by only making available those
features that exist in every OS -- the greatest common subset, nothing
more.

It sounds like your frustration is that Subversion is not completely
"ported" to any one OS. It doesn't understand or preserve NTFS ACLs,
nor does it understand or preserve Unix hardlinks or devices. That's a
much harder task, and I'm not sure that even a stated goal of the
project.

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