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RE: svn copy --ignore-externals

From: Dean Kopesky <Dean.Kopesky_at_reuters.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 15:07:33 -0600

Actually, s/sometimes/always/ in my original e-mail: I can't think of
any cases where I would want "svn copy REPOS-URL WC-PATH" to fetch
externals. (However, backward-compatibility considerations might
require addition of --ignore-externals to the copy subcommand, rather
than changing that subcommand's default behavior... but I have no strong
feelings about that one way or the other.) -Dean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: C. Michael Pilato [mailto:cmpilato_at_collab.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 2:44 PM
> To: Dean Kopesky
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: svn copy --ignore-externals
>
> Dean Kopesky wrote:
> > I believe the copy subcommand (and more generally, any
> subcommand that
> > fetches external items) should accept the --ignore-externals option.
> >
> > If I copy from a repository URL into my workspace,
> sometimes I do not
> > want the externals fetched, just like I sometimes do not want them
> > fetched when checking out a URL directly. (The exact use
> case involves
> > a release management system that assembles and commits
> release trees
> > from "blessed" revisions of specific dirs and files... long
> story, but I
> > can provide more details if you need them.)
>
> Actually, I'm wondering why 'svn copy' doesn't just *always* ignore
> externals. 'svn copy REPOS-URL WC-PATH' is ultimately a scheduling
> operation, and no other scheduling operation fleshes out
> externals. So I'd
> suggest that 'svn copy' *never* flesh out externals, and if
> folks want them,
> they do 'svn copy REPOS-URL WC-PATH && svn update WC-PATH'.
>
> Is there a meaningful use-case for the behavior we see today?

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