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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-09 01:48:40 CET

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>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.
Ah, then let's merge both into format, and add a symlink to format
called README.txt. Don't you just love compromises? :-p

>I think 'format' is a pretty obvious place to look for more
>information anyway, if someone's poking around in the .svn area.
I'm afraid this is just a bit too optimistic... but hey, nobody should
be poking around the .svn area anyway.

-- Brane

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