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Re: Base text files, re: IRC chat

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:58:37 -0700

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 01:10:14PM -0400, Karl Fogel wrote:
>> Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> writes:
>>> Karl Fogel wrote on Mon, 15 Sep 2008 at 12:18 -0400:
>>>> 1. The metadata knows where the working copy/copies live, by absolute
>>>> path, as Greg says.
>>>> 2. If you plain mv or cp a working copy, it stops working, BUT...
>>>> 3. ...the error message from Subversion points out that the working
>>>> copy may have been mv'd or cp'd, and offers a command to
>>>> "re-register" it with the metadata store. This command is the
>>>> metadata store's chance to clean up its reference counts
>>>> w.r.t. that working copy.
>>> ... and also offers another command to un-register the previous location.
>> I was thinking the same command would do both. That is, it would gather
>> all the knowledge it could, from inspection and (perhaps) from the user,
>> and DTRT.
>>> And a command to list all WCs it knows about, maybe (so you can figure out
>>> what needs to be unregistered).
>> Urgk. Well, let's see if we really need that one first.
> I fail to see what's wrong with a mandatory .svn at the root of
> a working copy pointing to a meta data store to handle the
> moved-working-copy use case.

Don't we still want one to tell when you've moved up and out of a wc?


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