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Re: (FS) operational question

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2000-12-23 11:50:05 CET

>> Perhaps we need to add a bit to the version number to mean
>> "actually, my version is whatever my parent directory's version is,
>> but that's equivalent to what I say it is here." (This does not
>> destroy the ability to sever a working directory subtree from the
>> hierarchy and use it; if you simply ignore that bit on the
>> directory "svn" gets run in, everything should work fine.) Note
>> that if we support "svn update -l" (update without recursing), then
>> we have to *unset* this bit in every subdirectory version since the
>> assertion might not be true any more.

> Unfortunately, that would mean that a directory could not be
> detached from its parent and used elsewhere.

I addressed this issue, if you'll have another read.

>> Perhaps an "I have version exceptions in my subtree" bit in the
>> directory version? If so, that

> The detach problem again.

There's no detach problem, but it does mean that operations in a
subdir (when it has not been detached) will have to percolate up
through parent directories, which is odd and possibly error-prone.
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