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Re: set svn:keywords property on svn add

From: William Uther <willu_at_cse.unsw.edu.au>
Date: 2003-02-12 00:47:28 CET

On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 10:47 PM, Olaf Hering wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 11, Wolf Josef wrote:
>>>> There was discussion on the list a while ago about having
>>>> inheritable properties. These are properties that you set on a
>>>> directory, and then anything added to that directory has those
>>>> properties added to it (including other directories, allowing
>>>> the properties to act as defaults for whole directory hierarchies.)
>>>> Would that solve your problem?
>>> Sure, that smells like 'recursive properties', if we can go that way,
>>> fine.
>> But then there needs to be a way to specify which props should recurse
>> and which should not.
> hmm? "svn propset svn:keywords 'foo bar' ." in the root dir at revision
> 0, or any later revision.

This has all been discussed before. If you have true inheritable
properties then it is a fairly large change and is probably post-1.0.
If you go for 'cloned properties', where some properties are inherited
from their parent *at add time only*, then you get something far more

Here is the start of the earlier discussion:


In the following thread many people say they like the idea, then we get


where the idea is thrashed out in more detail... (There are also some
comments in the follow-up posts about exact property names, etc).

I have no idea how far Edward got in the implementation of this idea.
I noticed that Issue 1054
<http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1054> has been
filed for full inheritable properties, and marked post-1.0. I've added
pointers to the aforementioned posts to the issue.

Be well,

Will :-}

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