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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-09 02:08:35 CET

Ben Reser wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 01:48:40AM +0100, Branko ??ibej wrote:
>
>
>>Ah, then let's merge both into format, and add a symlink to format
>>called README.txt. Don't you just love compromises? :-p
>>
>>
>
>That only works on platforms that supports symlinks. We don't want to
>create issues for people wanting to move working copies between
>platforms.
>
>So a big fat -1 on that idea.
>
>
You take smileys too seriously. Will two help? :-) :-)

Since the whole point is to reduce the number of inodes used by the WC,
replacing a file with a symlink accomplishes nothing (except, as you
noticed, portability problems). Although copying trees with symlinke
between (e.g.) Unix and Windows is usually not a problem, the symlink
just gets converted to an ordinary file.

-- Brane

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