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Re: copy between repos works and doesn't work

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-09-21 21:00:39 CEST

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Daniel Rall wrote:

> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> I don't think the semantic would be worth preserving. When someone runs
> 'svn cp wcA/foo wcB/bar', they want the full history. The fact that the
> convenience implementation didn't copy the entire history would be more
> of an annoyance than a desired behavior, but possibly less annoying than
> the error message they're going get with 1.3.0. I look at it more as a
> step in the right direction. That said, I'd rather have the full "copy
> with history" than the incremental step, but it's significantly more effort,
> unless implemented in some cheesy fashion like a series of commits of every
> revision of a resource (which would not preserve as much meta data as might
> otherwise be possible).
Since we don't know a priori what exactly will be the semantics of
inter-repository copying, we don't know what semantics we will have to
make backwards compatible in the future. I don't think the minor user
convenience (as I see it) this would add is worth it.


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