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Re: RFC: Change "revert" behaviour

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-29 16:42:06 CET

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> "svn revert" is dreadfully slow, because (IIUC) it's checksumming
> every file, despite the fact that svn would usually deem a timestamp
> match to be sufficient.
> I think this is overly pedantic. It really kills the usefulness of
> revert, when you are trying out lots of merges - for example, when
> reviewing backports.
> I've just thrown together a little script to run "svn status", and
> individually invoke "svn revert" on the changed items - but my point
> is that I shouldn't *have* to do that.
> Therefore I propose making "svn revert" use the same strength of
> modified checks as elsewhere, possibly with an option to restore the
> paranoid behaviour if desired.
> Thoughts?


I think we never thought about 'revert' as a time-sensitive operation.
But you are living proof that the constant time penalty hurts.

(Would --force be the paranoia flag?)

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