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Re: Closing issue 2238: propset/del on URLs?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-03-27 02:39:37 CEST

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 3/26/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 25 Mar 2007, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
>>
>> > In issue 2238, there's a comment about how the issue can be closed if
>> > we don't resolve the issue by 1.5. Given the lack of interest in 'svn
>> > propset/propdel <prop> <URL>', I propose closing the issue. (The
>> > propedit case has been implemented and will be available in 1.5.)
>>
>> Does this mean that we support 'propedit' by URL, but not 'propset' or
>> 'propdel' (on the grounds of slightly improved safety over the race
>> condition)?
>
> Currently, yes.

You know, I used be in the group that felt that remote propset, propedit,
and file modification was to be avoided because of the race condition. But
the more I think about it, the more I wonder why I cared. After all, it's
all versioned. Would the race be less frightening if these actions required
the user to pass --base-revision (the revision against which the changes are
being made), and --base-revision was *not* allowed to have a value of
"HEAD" (but instead had to be a real revision)?

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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