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Re: 'svn update --depth'

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 19:30:12 -0800

"David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
> UI-wise, one of the reasons that we didn't implement "depth shrinking"
> was that it just fundamentally didn't work with "svn up --depth".
> However, given "--new-depth" or "--set-depth", the UI for "depth
> shrinking" is obvious. So should we support it in 1.5? Note that
> this is non-trivial; we have to figure out what we do with the files
> on disk (delete them? leave them there in '?' mode?), if local mods
> affects it, etc.
>
> My vote: depth shrinking is definitely not a branch blocker and
> probably not a release blocker. If somebody happens to implement it
> in a solid way that addresses the above concerns well, then no
> complaints here, but it shouldn't be a short-term goal.

Let's not try to get it into 1.5. It's not a feature to be rushed, I
think there may be some unexpected subtleties to it. At least we have
a good interface (or anyway, an interface) for it now, so it will be
clear how to invoke it when we do add it.

-Karl

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