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Re: Subversion 0.13.0 [Pre-Alpha] released - a report on successes and problems

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-06-19 22:18:35 CEST

"Jonathan Leffler" <jleffler@us.ibm.com> writes:

> OK - svn cleanup did the trick. The residual question is "should I
> have had to do that", to which I don't know the answer but it
> doesn't feel quite right if that is necessary just because of an
> interrupt.

Yes, that's a good philosophical question. :-)

In theory, 'svn up' could start out by running 'svn cleanup'
internally... searching for any locks or logs, just like a journaling
filesystem does when you boot it up.

I think the reason we're not doing that (yet) is that we want to know
when a working copy gets into a cleanuppable state. In other words,
it helps developers find bugs, at a convenience cost to users. Maybe
we should change this policy at some point...

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