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Re: svn commit: r943609 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: libsvn_wc/props.c tests/cmdline/special_tests.py

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 17:06:56 -0400

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 16:34, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf wrote on Wed, 12 May 2010 at 23:19 +0300:
>> It only affects symlinks being added on Windows
>
> And even then, what exactly is the effect?  What code exactly is going to
> bother noticing that the property's value is not "*", given that we
> promise it to always be "*" whenever the property is present?  :-)
>
> Daniel
> (I've always wondered why symlinks are represented as
>
>    metadata = { 'svn:special' : '*' }
>    data = "link $target"
>
> rather than as
>
>    metadata = { 'svn:special' : 'link' }
>    data = "$target"

Don't get me started. It should have been svn:symlink = $target
Received on 2010-05-12 23:07:25 CEST

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