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Re: [BUG] Conflict with use-commit-times = yes + svn:keywords set

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-02 19:07:37 CET

"Brian W. Fitzpatrick" <fitz@collab.net> writes:

> However, perhaps we could add a feature to cvs2svn that does one final
> commit to keyword-enabled files to unexpand the keywords. Dunno if
> it's worth it tho.

I started composing an email to suggest just this, but then realized
that doing this would be pointless, because all old revisions would
still have this problem, and because you'd have to do the commits
across all the files in all the tags and branches. Untenable.

> > 2) Subversion is patched to unexpand keywords when checking out a
> > file (since it already handles diff against an unexpanded text-base).
> >
> > I'm inclined to think that #1 is the most appropriate solution (on
> > the GIGO principle), but #2 is probably not /that/ hard to do
> > (having spent some time in that section of the code).
> Hmm. I don't know if it's worth it though.

We already do something of the sort in the export case (though in
reverse -- we expand the keywords). It would possible cause yet
another performance hit in the checkout case, but at least would only
be triggered for files that have the keywords property set. And we
could always add an option for "not doing that."

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