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Re: A little suggestion - "Safe mode"

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-01-11 01:10:31 CET

On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 15:17, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> For updates, SVN parallels CVS's behavior. You will not lose local
> mods during an update.

When saying this, it's good to add a caveat: if your some of your local
mods are the same as the repository's changes to the file, you won't
lose those modifications themselves, but there will be no information
keeping track of the fact that you made them. (That is, there will be
no way to recreate exactly the file you had before you did the update.)

In reality, almost nobody ever runs into this as a problem. CVS keeps a
copy of the file you had in .#filename.baserev, but most people don't
even know that, nor do they really care.

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