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Re: svn log hides log messages

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-05 14:48:29 CET

On Jan 5, 2005, at 6:28 AM, Simon Comeau Martel wrote:

>> Say you have a working copy at r5, and commit foo.c, which creates
>> r9. Certainly it's safe for the working copy to assume that its
>> foo.c is at r9. But it's not safe to assume that the parent
>> directory is at r9: what if somebody added or removed entries from
>> the directory somewhere in r6, r7, or r8? What if somebody changed
>> the directory's properties? Until you run 'svn up', it's not safe to
>> assume that the working copy really has r9 of of the directory.
> But if you have a working copy at r5 and your commit r6, (ie: a bump of
> exacly 1), wouldn't it be safe to assume that your entire working copy
> is at r6, without an update?

Absolutely. But this is an incredibly rare and contrived case. Most
of the time, you have a working copy made out of many mixed revisions,
and 'svn commit' creates a new HEAD revision that is more than 1
greater than the greatest revnum in the working copy. If you'd like to
write optimization code for this teeny-tiny edge-case, it's certainly
doable. I doubt it will make much difference.

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