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Re: SVN need to delete/create-temp/rename files instead of simply ove rwriting them (suggestion how to workaround)

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2004-12-05 20:29:32 CET

Norbert Unterberg <nepo@gmx.net> writes:

> I have seen this topic discussion on the list before, and as previous,
> I find the response from the subversion developer(s) a bit unfair.

> If subversion would would create a backup of the file's *content* in a
> temp file and then make the modifications on the original file, then
> all the attributes would be preserved, and the code would still be
> fully portable.

That's possible, although if it involves additional copying it might
not be welcomed by those that already think Subversion is too slow.
One would have to make sure that repeating an interrupted operation
didn't cause the backup to get overwritten with junk.

Patches, as ever, welcome! Is that unfair?

Philip Martin
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Received on Sun Dec 5 20:31:01 2004

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