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Re: Little question about directory copies

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2001-02-21 22:45:51 CET

>> My question is, what happens in the working directory when I run
>> the "svn branch" command?

> I think it should switch over too, unless you explicitly request
> that it not.

So, in Jim's conception of the world, a branch is exactly like a copy,
and is visible in the filesystem like a copy would be.

That world view suggests that the wc has to make a copy of the whole
directory. (With some conceivably funky admin files.) Which is
decidedly not a fast operation--slower than a CVS tag operation, even.

So I remain confused as to whether (a) I don't know something about
the wc view of branches, and how it meshes with the filesystem view of
branches, or (b) nobody has really thought about this yet.
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