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Re: SVN 1.5 - beta1 - svn checkout

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 19:05:45 -0400

"David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
> Sure, I think the fact that this works is a bug. checkout and update
> are conceptually different operations, no matter how our current
> wc/client code works. A more structured working copy would treat them
> rather differently. I don't see why we should go out of our way to
> encourage people to use checkout as update, even if it happens to work
> (and I'd be OK with making it be an error).
>
> Is there any useful reason to use "svn checkout URL existing-wc"?

The UI reason for it was that if there's an error during checkout (a
giant squid bites through your undersea cable and you lose connection to
the repository temporarily), then you can simply re-run the exact same
command to resume.

I remember finding this fairly convincing at the time it was discussed,
in like 2000 or 2001. Whether that's because people actually said they
found this usage intuitive, or because I'm easily convinced, I'm not
sure.

-Karl

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