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Re: Proposal: svn:temporary property

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2003-12-18 14:35:54 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:

> Folker Schamel wrote:
>
>>Proposal:
>>A svn:temporary property, which works in the same way
>>as svn:ignore property, but silently deletes these files
>>if the directory is deleted.
>>
>>This is not an serious problem;
>>on the other hand it may be quite easy to implement?
>
>
> Actually, it's a farily big chnange, because it goes contrary to the SVN
> philosophy of not removing local changes.

I don't think it is a philosophy change.

Similar for example to "svn revert",
SVN does not decide itself to remove local changes,
but only removes local changes on explicit request by a user.

Therefore, there is no risk of loosing data,
except if a user did something wrong
(e.g. executed revert for wrong files,
or set svn:temporary for wrong files).

> And you can get a list of
> existing, ignored files fairly easily:
>
> svn st --no-ignore | grep ^I | sed 's/^I\ *//'

Aside from the difficulty that this does not work
under windows, this does not solve the issue
that svn users may get errors without
"having done something wrong".

This error is annoying:
you switch between revisions or branches,
without changing something, only compiling,
and you get this error.

Cheers,
Folker

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