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

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-11-08 19:05:44 CET

On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 03:42:04PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> Sometimes people like to keep an up-to-date checkout of their
> repository around for reference purposes. Such a checkout is never
> modified and never has mixed revs. It also isn't precious; if it gets
> corrupted due to an accidental modification or interrupted operation,
> it can be tossed out and recreated at the expense of some time.
>
> 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.
>
> I suggested this on IRC and people were a little skeptical, though not
> exactly against it. I thought I would propose it on the list, and
> then file an enhancement issue if there is some support and no
> objections.

I agree with C. Mike and Karl. I see too many people shooting
themselves in the foot with this. If we rewrite wc to remove the need
for the text-base the biggest expensive of the wc would be gone. I'd
much rather see us putting our effort towards that than a stop gap
measure to please a few users.

-- 
Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
http://ben.reser.org
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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