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Re: SVN 1.5 - beta1 - svn checkout

From: Chris Rose <chris.rose_at_messagingdirect.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 08:28:48 -0600

In our nightly builds it's convenient to use checkout as an update as
well; we can choose to blow away our source code and our nightly code
update scripts Just Work(tm) despite the absence of a checked out copy.

It's not a fundamentally critical feature, to be sure, but it's nice in
this case.

David Glasser wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
>> "David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
>> > That doesn't mean that the UI has to reflect this implementation. I
>> > don't see why --accept is useful for checkout; I think it should be
>> > removed.
>> The UI already does. Unless you change 'svn checkout URL existing-wc'
>> to error out instead of updating it.
> Sure, I think the fact that this works is a bug. checkout and update
> are conceptually different operations, no matter how our current
> wc/client code works. A more structured working copy would treat them
> rather differently. I don't see why we should go out of our way to
> encourage people to use checkout as update, even if it happens to work
> (and I'd be OK with making it be an error).
> Is there any useful reason to use "svn checkout URL existing-wc"?
> --dave

Chris Rose
Developer    Planet Consulting Group
(780) 577-8433

Received on 2008-04-01 16:29:21 CEST

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