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Re: [PATCH] Remove .svn/README.txt

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-08 17:39:20 CET

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org> writes:
> I'd much rather see us remove the format file and merge its contents
> into the README.txt file. I'm already working on some changes to the
> working copy that require a format bump. So we could make this change
> fairly painlessly. The only drawback would be old clients would simply
> not see the directory as a working copy rather than a working copy newer
> than it knew how to manipulate.
>
> An alternative would be to remove README.txt and merge it into format.
> But I prefer README.txt as a name. Either way the majority of the
> benefits of getting rid of README.txt can be gained by merging the two
> files into one.

In an ideal world, README.txt might be marginally better. But our
compatibility story gets a heckuva lot simpler if we merge the two
into 'format' instead, because we actually depend on the format file
right now, whereas we don't read the README.txt file (despite the
comment in the code implying we do). Therefore, let's merge it into
'format' and save compat headache.

I think 'format' is a pretty obvious place to look for more
information anyway, if someone's poking around in the .svn area.

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