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Re: RFC: "svn export -r X:Y" to update an existing export

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-08 15:24:16 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> It might be nice if people could do this without paying the fairly
> heavy space and time penalty associated with working copy
> administrative files. My idea is to make "svn export -r X:Y" update a
> presumed existing export at rX to match rY. It would be up to the
> user to keep track of the rev the tree is currently at.

Not just the revision the tree is currently at, but it's URL
(branches/tags/...), too. I mean, there's *no* working copy data
here, right? I like the idea of diffy exports, but that part where a
human is required to keep track of the last exported revision is a
near show-stopper. This is going to get a veto from me unless I can
be reasonably assured that our bug database isn't going to fill up
with reports of folks killing themselves with this "feature".

Besides, folks (more or less) get this behavior today using:

   svn diff URL@X URL@Y | patch

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