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Re: Incorrect behaviour on wc copy when using checkout/update --depth

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 22:05:11 -0500

Chris Rose <chris.rose_at_messagingdirect.com> writes:
> This is true as far as it goes, but it's certainly not clear that the
> results are what would or should occur. The actions leading up to the
> copy imply an expectation of selective copying, and it would be useful
> if the other svn client operations honoured that.
> As you say, there's a workaround, but I'd rather see the client
> support it directly. It might even be easy, although I don't know for
> sure. Perhaps, as suggested, add a --retain-depth flag for copy/
> move? It would make the set of client operations more complex -- you
> would have to walk the tree and build up the copy on the server from
> the set of entities that are on disk -- but it would reintroduce a CVS
> ability: the ability to tag a subset of a directory.

True, but our users have not been clamoring for that ability (as far
as I can tell).

I'm not dead set against a --retain-depth option if we hear from
multiple users that they want it (and all want the same thing). But I
don't think we should add it before 1.5. The depth features are new,
we should see how people use them before adding more flags that we'll
have to maintain "forever" :-).


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