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Re: Proposal for $Revision$ keyword amendment

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-10-11 20:45:40 CEST

On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 19:38 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> Given that this requires "svn" to gain a concept of "whole working copy", we
> can make sure that every .svn knows which of its files _and sub-trees_ contains
> $UpdateRev$ keywords.

You're right, this would have reasonable performance.

It does involve an upwards walk, which is currently unprecedented, and
it would be somewhat fragile, and would break for elaborate operations
taking advantage of working copy severability. For example:

  I check out the svn tree on my desktop
  I tar up a subtree and move it to my laptop
  I work on my laptop
  I tar up the resulting working copy and move it back to my desktop
  I overwrite my desktop's subtree with the tarfile

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