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Re: Branch root identification -- a (really) simple proposal

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 19:37:39 +0200

On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 07:24:40PM +0200, Branko Cibej wrote:
> That you then need an "svn branch" command to differentiate between
> ordinary copies and actual branches, because you can't just always
> blindly assume that a directory copy is in fact intended to be a branch.

Don't fear proliferation of subcommands, we can simply add a new
--branch option to svn copy.

(I would honestly prefer a new subcommand but most people don't seem
to like them...)

> Or even better, first-class branches in the repo. Makes for less user
> confusion as to what's tree structure and what's branch structure. What
> I've been proposing for years now. :)

This sounds like an interesting idea. What precisely is the idea?
> P.S.: BTW, this proposal reminds me of the "really simple" idea that was
> svn externals, it would "work just fine" until we could get real links
> in the repository and such ...

What's not working with externals, apart from the issues filed against
files externals?


Received on 2009-09-09 19:38:14 CEST

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