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Re: svn edit

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 17:16:22 -0500

I have no thread handy, but it's been discussed over and over in the
wc-ng design as an 'eventual feature' to be implemented. It's
basically imitating perforce: the entire working copy is read-only.
When you want to edit a file, you run 'svn edit file', which makes the
file read-write and registers this fact in sqlite. Then, when you run
'svn status', 'svn diff', 'svn commit', etc. there's no need to crawl
the tree trying to discover local edits; you just ask the database
which files to stat. It makes things shockingly fast, and while it
sounds horribly annoying and restrictive to a veteran CVS or SVN user,
it's actually a really nice way to work.

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de> wrote:
>
>
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> Or, just wait for the working-copy rewrite (in progress now) to
>> implement an 'svn edit' command. No more crawling the working copy at
>> all.
>
> Say, what?
> Got a pointer for me that explains it?
>
> Thanks
> ~Neels
>
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