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Re: ancestor path / revision

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2000-12-19 22:22:09 CET

Karl Fogel wrote:

> Branko =?ISO-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>> No -- you just start with the top dir's ancestry information (the
>>> path), and append to that. It works with subtress just fine.
>> Yes, if you happen to know where the top dir is. :-)
>> We discussed all of when we were talking about where to put working copy
>> metadata. Apart from interesting ideas, we didn't get very far ...
> ?
> I guess I don't see the problem. Can you give a scenario?

    $ svn checkout http://foo/bar
    A bar
    A bar/baz
    A bar/baz/bzz
    A bar/baz/bzz/a.c

    $ cd bar/baz/bzz
    $ svn copy a.c b.c

If "bar/baz/bzz" doesn't know the whole path, you have to climb up the
working copy until you find a directory that does. And that means you
can't copy a subtree of the working copy and use it somewhere else,
because it isn't self-contained.

On the other hand, I may be plain stupid and am missing something obvious.

Brane �ibej
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