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Re: Inherited properties document

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-05-19 19:46:49 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> To answer your question: while it's much, much simpler to inherit only
> from parent directory to file, I think it solves the part of the problem
> people mostly don't care about. All of the use cases I can think of for
> inherited properties involve wanting to set a directory property which
> applies to a whole tree of directories (auto-props for files, ignores,
> log template if we go that route).

But a combination of the copy-on-create scheme you proposed, as applied
only to directories, plus inheritance from directory as I proposed,
would go meet *all* of those needs. It could also be eventually
subsumed under some other scheme for distributing inherited properties
in the tree (should one arise). The client code only cares about the
containing directory's properties, so however those props get set
(manual, copy-on-create, or fully automatic during checkout) has exactly
the same behavior in the WC.


John Peacock
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