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Re: Concerns and ideas around --depth

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: 2007-11-21 21:46:53 CET

On Nov 21, 2007 3:11 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> > A discussion just occurred on #svn-dev about some concerns with --depth --
> > it's interpretation in certain contexts, it's current inability to reduce
> > the depth of a working copy item, and so on. Here's the transcript, for
> > posterity:
> If the proposal is that glasser wants to implement --depth=exclude on
> the server side right now, that makes sense to me (though a detailed
> description of what that means would be good). I totally agree that
> we should punt the client-side UI issues to 1.6, though.
> (Were there any other specific concerns that needed to be addressed in
> this, or was it just a preservation of the transcript for posterity?)

I think there was a glimmering of "design the API now but don't
implement the downgrade part of it", namely with the --set-depth
concept. Even after having hacked on it for a while, I still find
describing the behavior of "svn up --depth=FOO" to be tricky...


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