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Re: unnecessary files in .svn directory

From: Erik Huelsmann <e.huelsmann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2003-12-12 23:54:30 CET

> >In my opinion in .svn administrative directory should contain
> >only neccessary files. For example file README.TXT is redundant. And
> >.svn directory (in my opinion also :-)) is overcomplicated. It contains
> >too many subdirectories and many files with diffrent extensions for
> example
> >.svn-base, .svn-work. Maybe .svn requires some cleaning?

> I think people have talked about fixing up the README.TXT thing, not
> sure if it's going to happen pre-1.0.
yeah, we did. There were different opinions on the matter, but the one I
liked very much was to integrate the function of the format file into the
readme. The readme is a warning not to meddle with the administrative directories.
There was some discussion about using /dev/null (on unix) or NUL (on windows)
as a replacement for empty-file. That probably is not pre-1.0 .

The .svn-base files are required at least as long as we have locally
administered working copies.

> >Redundant files are annoying very much when I am comparing two huge
> >directory trees (via external
> >diff program).
This seems the best solution you can expect for the short term...



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