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Re: [PATCH] new feature: takeover

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-02 01:57:23 CEST

On Aug 1, 2005, at 5:07 PM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-08-01 at 22:49 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
>>> 1. this is a good idea, a useful new feature. very much in
>>> demand.
>> +1.
> Where are people getting this impression from? I don't watch the
> users
> list, but from my perspective this is a weird use case which came
> up on
> the dev list after several years, and is something you'd want once and
> could work around most of the time.

I think our years of using CVS have blinded us to how lame 'import'
really is.

Nearly every user I've seen who is utterly new to version control is
surprised/confused/disappointed when he realizes that 'svn import'
didn't convert his tree into a working copy. "I have to redownload
the whole thing again???" Heck, I even remember running into this
when I first tried CVS.

Sure, we have a clever workaround -- create an empty repository dir,
check it out into the unversioned tree, svn add, svn commit -- but
this isn't obvious to newbies.

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