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Re: svn commit: r33075 - trunk/notes

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:25:42 -0400

"Greg Stein" <gstein_at_gmail.com> writes:
> As Listman noted, that move operation is rare, and I tend to agree. I
> can't recall a single time that I've moved a WC.

That depends on usage patterns, of course :-).

I rename working copies all the time. I can't give you figures, but I
know I frequently do it after a switch, and sometimes when I just want
to quickly preserve some ongoing work but need to dela with an unrelated
patch, and... Gosh, when *don't* I rename working copies? When I'm in
the shower, I guess, because you shouldn't use computers while taking a

> [gstein now waits for the peanut gallery to start yelling "I do it
> THREE TIMES A DAY!" and whatnot...]

Yep, that would be me.

> If a person does it often, then I'd suggest one of two things:
> 1) keep metadata at the root
> 2) use <some command> to notify the centralized metadata about the move
> And given my prelim thoughts on how the metadata will be structured, I
> believe that option (2) will be an O(1) operation. So not a big deal,
> but having to do it can be annoying.

A variant of (2) is what I just suggested in

   From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
   To: Gunnar Dalsnes <hardon_at_online.no>
   Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
   Subject: Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat
   Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:18:00 -0400
   Message-ID: <87k5dd4c3r.fsf_at_red-bean.com>

...and it avoids the annoyance factor (somewhat) by having the error
message suggest the solution.


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