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Re: My Backup Script

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 15:59:59 -0500

On 7/26/2011 3:03 PM, Andreas Krey wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:55:17 +0000, Les Mikesell wrote:
> ...
>> How could it possibly be up to date if there has been a commit since the
>> last time it was updated?
>
> Because the commit came from my WC. My WC was up to date before the
> commit, and the only things that change have been in my WC already,
> so there is no possible way my WC can not be up to date. Except that it
> 'forgets' to update the WC revision info, and requires a separate update
> for that.

It doesn't 'forget', it knows that doing it right would, in the general
case, involve changing files in your working copy that you might not
want to have changed.

>(But probably I'm too much in the whole-tree-mindset to see
> the problems when a commit paints new revisions outside the area it
> committed. There is no 'the' revision info.)

While in this case you may 'know' that no one else has made any changes
in the repository, but it is probably a bad idea to get into habits that
won't work when you are part of a team.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell_at_gmail.com
Received on 2011-07-26 23:00:38 CEST

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