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Re: svn switch to an incorrect branch deletes modified local files

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:06:37 -0400

"David Glasser" <glasser_at_davidglasser.net> writes:
>> No, switching to a new working copy rooted in the current directory is
>> fine -- people do it all the time, and Subversion has no way to know
>> whether it's right or wrong for your given situation.
> Eh, I deny that it's "fine"... the current working copy code has a
> high probability of breaking your wc if you do a weird switch (issue
> #2505). This broader issue probably is easier to fix in a wc rewrite
> which constructs a full metadata tree before actually trying to muck
> with user files.

It may be buggy, but it is an intended feature. I do such switches all
the time. In fact they are the majority of switches I perform (because
I'm switching from one branch to another, or trunk to/from a branch).

(And can #2505 only happen when the cwd is the target of the switch?)


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