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Re: Property change notifications for "svn:mergeinfo"

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-04-06 07:57:30 CEST

Kamesh Jayachandran wrote:
>>Should we announce property changes to the "svn:mergeinfo" property?
>>I think so.
> As mentioned by Paul, It won't make sense to announce 'svn:mergeinfo'
> prop changes as it is a application specific book keeping data would
> make no sense to end user.

If, in fact, merge tracking information is merely "application specific book
keeping data", then I think the choice to use Subversion properties to hold
it was not such a good one.

Fortunately, it's *not* just stuff users should never see. It was designed
to be human-hackable: merge-tracking.txt lists as a goal the ability "to
edit merge information in a human editable form."

Now, that's not to say folks won't want some way to optionally silence the
mergeinfo diff spew from 'svn diff' -- but I think that should be optional
behavior. And I don't see any reason to hide the fact that the
'svn:mergeinfo' property has changed in 'svn status', 'svn update', etc.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Fri Apr 6 07:57:41 2007

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