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Re: svn:mergeinfo and revert

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-07-07 02:32:09 CEST

Hm, I guess this awkwardness is the price we pay for tracking
mergeinfo in metadata that's normally the domain of user-editable
stuff, rather than tracking mergeinfo in (say) some private
client-side database.

My feeling is that 'svn revert' should take some sort of
--merge-sensitive switch or something, which would actually create a
prop-mod to override the inherited mergeinfo. As long as the user
passes that swtich, then revert will do the right thing. If the user
leaves the switch off, then *any* local mods will be destroyed,
including temporary prop-mods created by a previous revert.

We just need to doc this use-case very carefully in our
branching/merging chapter of the svnbook. :-)

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