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Re: text-base penalty: A proposed solution

From: Mark Bainter <mark-svn_at_webtech.dresser.com>
Date: 2002-12-19 04:34:20 CET

Bob Gustafson [bobgus@rcnChicago.com] wrote:
> Hmm, the file that the client user wants to edit is already on the client -
> in the workspace.
>
> If the client user edits a pristine file, we need a mechanism that will
> copy the pristine file to the .svn space *before* the edited file is
> written back to the workspace.
>
> I don't know how to implement that magic. Need some brainstorming.
>
> Maybe work in a modified shell space that senses when a write will happen?
> Or maybe make the pristine file read-only and then have the editor (vim?)
> say "This file is read-only, do you want to stash a pristine copy in
> .svn?", or something like that.
>

While I can appreciate that that would certainly be a great way to
implement it, and would then still not require network connectivity
or bandwidth usage I think it'd be difficult to implement in a portable
fashion, let alone implement it reliably.

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Received on Thu Dec 19 04:35:56 2002

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