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

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 22:34:58 -0400

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 8:47 PM, Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> wrote:
> Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org> writes:
> > 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.
> Glasser just had a good idea: allow the esoteric switch only if
> the user gives the --ignore-ancestry; otherwise, error out on any
> switch to a path that doesn't share ancestry.

Mike Pilato (and Glasser) would know better, but didn't we create some
new API for merge that would make checking this ancestry really easy
now? I think it would be a good idea too.

Mark Phippard
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