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Re: ancestor path / revision

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-19 19:47:18 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@newton.collab.net> writes:
> So it's critical that the working copy know the absolute locations of
> every resource it manages. During a commit, it needs to say *exacly*
> which resource is being changes. And during a pre-update "report", it
> needs to say exactly which resources it has. Any time the working
> copy ever speaks to the repository, it must speak in absolute paths
> and revision numbers.
> Thus when receiving a first-time checkout, this info needs to be given
> to the working copy. The working copy can't function without it. Any
> other system implies that the repository needs to keep track of every
> working copy in existence, which is *not* our model. :)

Well, yes, but:

That doesn't mean the checkout editor needs to receive an
`ancestor_path' argument in every call. It only needs it in the
replace_root() call, and then it can construct the rest by using
svn_path_append() and the `name' arguments, as it goes.

Yes, the ancestry information has to be present, when all is said and
done and the working copy is checked out. But how you got the
information is another matter.

Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:17 2006

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