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Re: depth of the operation vs. depth of the WC

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:20:46 -0700

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Rui, Guo <timmyguo_at_mail.ustc.edu.cn> wrote:
> > IMHO, "check out this directory except for this subdirectory" is a
> > reasonable request to make. And it's very easy to implement on the
> > server side; the client side suffers from the general "anything
> > involving the wc is painful" symptom.
> >
> > --dave
> Thanks, Dave.
> This function request does make sense. However, it may be really tricky in
> the client side. There will be no .svn/entries to store the depth value if
> the directory in question does not exist in advance. Current design may have
> to be modified to store a list of excluded sub-directories in the
> .svn/entries of the parent directory.
> There is a possible alternative way to implement this. Setting the depth of
> root to "files" and cut off the sub-directory in question may satisfy this
> request. However, the side effect is that, the root will not receive new
> added sub-directories in future update, which may be unexpected by user.

I implemented it more for the sake of non-'svn' clients doing various
operations with the reporter. I figure we can build in "exclude"
capability to wc-ng. (And it would be fine to implement it in the
current wc model too, similarly to "absent" directories.)


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