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Merge of deleted file with a modified one

From: Alexey Yudichev <ayud_at_newmail.ru>
Date: 2006-01-11 20:04:41 CET

Dear developers,

Are there any thoughts/plans on changing subversion behaviour when
merging a deletion to an existing file? Currently, subversion just
deletes the file even if it has got modifications since last merge point.
There have been a number of threads in users list, the last one being
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-01/0318.shtml. Most of people
(well, all except one) agree that a conflict or a warning should be
raised in this case.

In short, if I
1) create a branch from trunk via svn copy
2) delete a file in branch and commit
3) modify the same file in trunk and commit
4) merge branch to trunk
I get the file deleted. Which means I (silently) lose my changes made
in trunk.

It is noticed in the mentioned thread that CVS and Perforce do raise a
warning/conflict in a similar case.

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