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Re: Deferring issue #2843 (subdir exclusion interface).

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-09-07 00:20:06 CEST

On Sep 6, 2007, at 11:41 PM, Karl Fogel wrote:

> It seems reasonable that one might want to get rid of a subdir, or at
> least "fold it up" to be empty, after one were done working with it.
> Either behavior would probably require a new subcommand, though. We
> can't just make 'svn update --depth=empty SUBDIR' fold up SUBDIR, for
> example, because 'svn update --depth=empty' already means "update the
> things you can reach with depth=empty, and touch nothing else".
> But I'm loathe to add a new subcommand for a feature we're not
> positive people will really need, and for which we have no real-world
> experience. So I think we should defer issue #2843 until 1.6. That
> will give the sparse-directories feature some time in the wild, and
> then we can see if a new subcommand is really needed -- or if nothing
> is needed, or if clever workarounds are available, or if someone
> thinks up another solution entirely.
> Thoughts?

Doesn't "rm -fr SUBDIR; svn update --depth=empty SUBDIR" cover it?
So there's a work-around, as well as no clear demand.

Jack Repenning
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