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Re: the 'takeover' feature

From: Marc Sherman <msherman_at_projectile.ca>
Date: 2005-09-02 18:25:12 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
> * implements 'svn checkout --takeover' rather than 'svn takeover'
>
> --> We have a great resistance to adding new subcommands.
> The main use-case for this feature is to avoid having to
> to do a full checkout immediately after an import.

I thought from my read of the threads after this patch that the
consensus among the developers was that --force was the appropriate flag
for this feature?

The documentation for --force in the general svn switches section of the
book certainly seems applicable here, IMO:
> --force
>
> Forces a particular command or operation to run. There are some
> operations that Subversion will prevent you from doing in normal
> usage, but you can pass the force switch to tell Subversion I know
> what I'm doing as well as the possible repercussions of doing it, so
> let me at 'em. This switch is the programmatic equivalent of doing
> your own electrical work with the power onif you don't know what
> you're doing, you're likely to get a nasty shock.

> I hope you have given up hope on us. If you come back with
> another iteration of the change, I promise to help you steer it
> through to completion.

s/have/haven't/, I think. :)

- Marc

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