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Re: svn failing commit messages.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-13 06:09:45 CET

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> We deliberately don't write them to /tmp, because we want them a) to
> be easy to find, and b) not likely to get caught up in the automated
> cleaning sweeps that some systems run on /tmp. The principle is "Use
> /tmp, or some other system-defined tmp area, for data generated by
> Subversion; but use the current directory for data generated by a
> human", the rationale being that data generated by a human could be
> arbitrarily costly to regenerate.

Oooh -- cmpilato's later followup reminded me that we do indeed use
.svn/tmp (when available) for human-generated files, since it's not
subject to automated sweeps, and is relatively "nearby".

Nevertheless, in the import case, there is no such dir, so we fall
back to the current dir... Hey!

We could *make* a .svn/ dir and then put the file in .svn/tmp. When
we create the file at all, we're already violating (in a small way)
the rule that import should leave the source data unaffected. At
least by making a .svn dir, we don't risk importing the tmp file if a
second import attempt is made.


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