On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 12:53:14PM -0800, Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Erik Huelsmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Right, that's when you look strictly at the API, but if you look at
> > the larger design (I'm not saying I know where that picture is stored,
> > so, I'm not sure how you could do that...) you'll see they have very
> > differing functions/goals.
> > For the long term solution I'd like to keep the fix for tree conflicts
> > as close to the original intentions of the libsvn_wc structure
> > (meaning that I'd like to admin wc status in .svn/entries if at all
> > possible).
> I think Erik is right; it's just a bug if the internal documentation
> doesn't make clear how wcprops are meant to be used. New working copy
> features should use the entries file, not overload wcprops (which are,
> frankly, a bit of a kludge in the first place).
What about this then?
Explain that wcprops should only be used by the networking
layer, and should never be used to store working copy metadata.
--- subversion/libsvn_wc/README (revision 27979)
+++ subversion/libsvn_wc/README (working copy)
@@ -285,11 +285,13 @@
Some properties are never seen or set by the user, and are never
- stored in the repository filesystem. They are created by the
- networking layer (DAV right now) and need to be secretly saved and
- retrieved, much like a web browser stores "cookies". Special wc
- library routines allow the networking layer to get and set these
+ stored in the repository filesystem. They are created and used
+ exclusively by the networking layer (DAV right now) and need to
+ be secretly saved and retrieved, much like a web browser stores
+ "cookies". Special wc library routines allow the networking layer
+ to get and set these properties. By design, working copy metadata
+ used by libsvn_wc itself should always be stored in the entries file,
+ never in wcprops.
Note that because these properties aren't being versioned, we don't
bother to keep pristine forms of them in a 'base' area.
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