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RE: Why are branches real directories?!?!?!

From: Wolf Josef <josef.wolf_at_siemens.com>
Date: 2003-04-04 12:11:02 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Read about 'svn switch'. Your working copy paths don't need to change
> at all, yet different parts of your working copy can come from
> different branches.

The current implementation of "svn switch" is IMHO a little bit too
powerfull. It does not check whether the switch source and the switch
destination are really related. Same for "svn merge", which will
happily try to merge totally unrelated URLs and fail badly.
I think this behavior is the main reason why people keep complaining
that svn has no real branch support.

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