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Re: Is this a bug?

From: mark benedetto king <bking_at_inquira.com>
Date: 2002-07-22 18:50:34 CEST

On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 04:15:08PM +0200, Marcus Comstedt wrote:
> Marcus Comstedt <marcus@mc.pp.se> writes:
> > So in this case the error message is correct. '.' isn't a working
> > copy directory. Question is, if that's a problem, shouldn't the
> > command fail _before_ writing all the files to foobar? And if it
> > isn't a problem (foobar seems to become a proper wc dir), then there
> > shouldn't be an angry message about it.
> Hm, when I think about it a little more, I can see two correct ways of
> handling svn cp to a non-wc:
> 1) bomb out early
> or
> 2) do exactly what svn export does
> Rationale for 2) is this: svn cp should get the contents of the files
> from URL, but transfer version control to that of the destination,
> right? So in the case where the destination is not version
> controlled, you should just get the files without version control.

There's another option, which is to skip the "add" phase, and let
"svn cp" *replace* "svn co". Aren't mostly orthogonal file-system
analog operations nice?

I suggested this a few days ago, but my suggestion was met with
no reponse.


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