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Re: bug candidate: replacing symlink with other symlink turns to plain file on merge

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 02:14:19 +0200

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 06:50:55PM -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
> [originally misposted in the wrong thread]
> Wait, I think I've got it!
> The problem is that the "svn:special" property is set to "link" on both
> the old and new file, so it never appears as a prop diff -- nor should
> it, since there's no difference.
> But (I think) the code that handles the "svn:special" property only gets
> activated when the property is added or removed. (I guess it would also
> get activated if the property value changed, but in practice, it's
> always "link" right now, since the details appear in the file text.
> Thus our concern here is with the property being added or removed.)
> I haven't investigated this line of reasoning yet, but will later
> tonight if no one beats me to it.
> -Karl

I've filed this so we don't forget about it:


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