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Re: svn commit: r22198 - branches/incomplete-directories

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2006-11-04 07:34:37 CET

On 11/3/06, Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:
> Just as the user can override a directory with depth 'empty' or 'files'
> by pulling in child entries explicitly, he should be able to do the
> opposite: exclude a specific child of a directory while including other
> children, including new children in updates. The exclusion would be
> sticky, by storing a depth=-1 entry for the child in .svn/entries.
> Whether/how it should be displayed by 'svn st' is more than I can say
> right now.
>
> One can achieve a similar effect by setting the subdir to depth 0, but
> that only applies to dirs, not regular files. And in some sense,
> having a subdirectory _missing_ from your wc is more honest and less
> confusing than having it present but empty.

 I understand now, yes. I don't want to add that to the spec at this
point; it's hard enough figuring out the UI for the relatively simple
features we're already adding. Maybe we can tackle 'missing'
depths afterwards?

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