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Re: suspected bug report or feature request - tagging a sparse directory

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:59:48 +0000

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> writes:

> Stas, you are quite right that the messaging here is important, if only to
> avoid hurt feelings. Your use-case is a valid one, and we'd all do well not
> to discount it. But Subversion simply wasn't designed to accommodate it.
> And this isn't even a small "oops we overlooked it" thing. This is a
> fundamental difference between the tagging and branching paradigms in CVS
> and Subversion -- a difference introduced intentionally when Subversion was
> conceived.

I think Stas has a point here. Subversion already does something
similar for mixed revision working copies and switched working copies.
If one copies such a working copy to the repository the revision will
include appropriate deletes and replaces to "match" the working copy.
Now if one checks out such an URL it produces a simple, single
revision working copy, not the original mixed or switched one, but
from a content point of view it looks like the original. I don't
think it would be unreasonable for Subversion to do treat sparse
working copies in the same way.

Received on 2010-01-14 20:00:27 CET

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