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Re: SVN 1.5 Status Update

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-09-13 02:53:33 CEST

On 9/12/07, Daniel Rall <dlr@finemaltcoding.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 5:44 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>
> > David Glasser wrote:
> >> On 9/10/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> >>> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> >>>>> One we might need to push to a new release if no one steps
> >>>>> forward:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 2238: svn propset/del/edit does not support URL argument
> >>>>>
> >>>> Argh, are we *still* debating this issue? We already added 'svn
> >>>> propedit URL' support. I suppose I can understand adding 'svn
> >>>> propdel
> >>>> URL' support (since we already support 'svn rm URL')... but I'm
> >>>> really
> >>>> against 'svn propset URL', and the issue claims there's still no
> >>>> consensus on that. I guess we should at least update the issue's
> >>>> summary.
> >>> Just out of curiousity -- what happens when you use 'svn propedit
> >>> URL' to
> >>> set svn:eol-style to, say, 'CRLF'? IIRC, the Subversion client
> >>> would
> >>> usually normalize the working file to RNF in this case, but
> >>> (obviously)
> >>> doesn't have the opportunity to do so in this URL-based propedit
> >>> case.
> >>
> >> Erk. I did make sure to keep the validation code working (ie, the
> >> propedit will fail if the EOL style is completely inconsistent),
> >> but I
> >> don't think I made it change the text. This is probably broken,
> >> then.
> >
> > Yeah, I followed up in IRC with what happens. It's a little weird.
> > Basically, the next time folks update their working copies, it
> > seems to be
> > no big deal. The file whose props were changed is reset to have
> > the right
> > line-ending style and everything, but the file shows no diffs or
> > interesting
> > status. However, if you then change anything in that file,
> > suddenly the
> > whole thing becomes a massive line-ending replacement diff. That
> > means if
> > two people happen to work on the file simultaneously, the loser of the
> > commit race will get a whole-file conflict region. :-(
>
> David, would you file an issue for this problem so that we have it in
> the tracker?

Done: #2923.

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser_at_davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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