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Re: Issue #1075 analysis

From: Brian Denny <brian_at_briandenny.net>
Date: 2003-04-21 04:27:48 CEST

On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 10:44:02PM +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> Brian Denny <brian@briandenny.net> writes:
>
> > (1) I *think* that the editor could "do the right thing" by
> > always generating a delta when the source directory is missing --
> > i.e., if the directory is present in the target, do an
> > add (restore), and if it's absent in the target, do a delete. But
> > that would also require some way of signaling a missing path to the
> > reporter as distinct from a deleted path (not to mention that i have
> > no idea how the missing item should be represented in the transaction
> > "source tree").
>
> 'svn update' will replace missing directories, even if nothing has
> changed in the repository. Can that mechanism be used to cause the
> delete to get sent?

i don't understand what you have in mind -- are you saying that we
should restore the missing directory first, so that when we do the real
update, we get the correct delta?

-brian
 

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