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Re: Working with incomplete WC, or no WC [was: Re: Abolish instant-commit commands]

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-11-16 17:31:26 CET

On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 11:06, Julian Foad wrote:
> My point is that if the action that you want to perform is not a
> single copy or propset or mkdir, but a combination of any two or more
> of those (e.g. you want to set a custom property on your branch) then
> the instant-commit syntax cannot do it in one commit. We ought to
> consider providing some mechanism for building up a multi-part
> transaction without a working copy - or at least without a complete
> working copy.

Ah, yes. See
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgId=188086
for an example proposal involving long-lived transactions.

One could, alternatively, do all the work on the client. "svn cp" could
have an option, perhaps just -N, to avoid populating the area being
copied to, or we could have a thing for queuing up operations
client-side without reflecting them in a working copy, and committing
them all at once. Big design space here.

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