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

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:38:08 -0700

Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> writes:

> 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).

I think the cost of this feature outweighs any utility.

  svn sw ^/branches => OOPS

That sucks even on a sane-sized project. On a big ball of mud?
CRIPES! So what do poor lusers do after it chugs along for way
too long? They interrupt it. Hello wc corruption.

I lost count of the number of folks at Lexmark who were burned by this.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg_at_pretzelnet.org
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