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Bundles Re: SVN, .SVN, and other meta-data directorys

From: Wilfredo Sánchez <wsanchez_at_apple.com>
Date: 2000-08-21 23:51:43 CEST

  Note that having SVN/ turds in each directory in the working copy
assumes that people operate on files, and not whole directories.
The reason I bring this up is that CVS has this property and this
is the reason why the dreaded t/f wrappers were invented.

  NeXT had (and now Apple has) many tools which treat directories
as opaque objects (bundles), which to the user look and feel like
files, and not directories. Editors tend to write out a new
directory on save, and (being unaware of them) will zap the CVS/
turds in the bundle.

  So stowing away the metadata in on SVN/ turd at the top of the
working tree would be cool, from the point of view of not having
to worry about that problem any more.


Wilfredo Sánchez, wsanchez@apple.com
Open Source Engineering Lead
Apple Computer, Inc., Core Operating System Group
1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 94086, 408.974-5174
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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