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Re: 1.5: Broken merge conflict resolution for symlinks

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:20:21 -0400

Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> writes:
> I don't think we should have people editing the representation for a
> symlink. If there's a conflict, let them pick one.

Well, keep in mind that editing the representation directly was, when we
introduced the whole svn:special thing, an intended use case for
platforms that don't support symlinks (e.g., most Windows).

The idea was you could check out a working copy on a platform with no
symlinks, and still, if absolutely necessary, commit a change to one
(thus making a build succeed again, winning the accolades of your
manager, saving the company, making millions of dollars, and retiring to
Duluth, Minnesota to tend to your ailing ferret).

-K

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