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Re: Copy node vs copy property (was Re: CVS update ...)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2001-03-09 23:06:42 CET

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > I believe Jim means that
> >
> > $ svn copy foo.c bar.c
> >
> > adds a copy property to bar.c, so that when bar.c is committed, it
> > simply _has_ the requisite property without the fs doing any extra
> > work. I.e., for the fs, the copy properties would be read-only data.
> > The source would always be the client.
> If it is a property that was (effectively) placed on node ID 11.2, then how
> do you know that 11.3 isn't a copy, but a derivative of 11.2? Without
> assistance from the server (to clear copy props), we couldn't get that prop
> cleared on the successor.

Why couldn't the client clear it... ooooh, icky. Hmmm.

[Karl, in the third person, decides to punt on this for a while, being
occupied with other things. Agrees we need to solve it. Is content
to let it sit and rot for now, though.]
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:25 2006

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