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Re: svn commit: r14081 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_client

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-04-11 07:55:07 CEST

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, Josh Pieper wrote:

> John Szakmeister wrote:
> > On Sunday 10 April 2005 18:21, Philip Martin wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > Should cat_local_file follow svn:special symbolic links?
> >
> > I suppose it should. I have a patch attached with all of the fixes,
> > including support for resolving the symbolic link. However, I'm not sure
...
> I am not sure that we want 'svn cat' to resolve symlinks at all. In
> other user-visible output related to the special files (diff), the
> contents of the repository-normal special file are used as is. This
> has the advantage that it works in the face of symlinks pointing to
> directories, broken symlinks, and platforms that don't support them at
> all. Is there a clear consensus to actually resolve the symlinks when
> cat'ing?
>
No. What happens when you svn cat -rX, where is not base or working? If it
is a link to something in the repository, one might expect it to use te
same revision. I think it is better to leave this alone. I see this change
as an optimization, not a semantic change.

Regards,
//Peter

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