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

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-12-05 22:02:18 CET

On Sun, 2004-12-05 at 14:29, Philip Martin wrote:
> Patches, as ever, welcome! Is that unfair?

It's unfair if we won't accept the patches.

We have a choice between atomic replacement (which means working copy
files won't be left in intermediate states, which is good) and
preserving the file identity. I think atomic replacement is the right
choice; even if we back up file contents before overwriting them, users
won't necessarily know where to look for the backups. And we're far
from the only tool which performs atomic replacement to update files.

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Received on Sun Dec 5 22:03:40 2004

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