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Re: The new "warning: The depth of this commit is 'empty', but copied dirs ..."

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:57:33 +0100

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 12:04:21PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> Today I committed the result of a merge, which included mergeinfo change
> on ".", but I didn't want to include a file that I have locally modified
> for testing purposes, so I explicitly specified "." and the required
> target file.
> [[[
> svn commit -N -m "..." . subversion/mod_dav_svn/mirror.c
> svn: warning: The depth of this commit is 'empty', but copied
> directories will regardless be committed with depth 'infinity'. You must
> remove unwanted children of those directories in a separate commit.
> Sending .
> Sending subversion/mod_dav_svn/mirror.c
> Transmitting file data .
> Committed revision 1035992.
> ]]]
> I think it would be better if we only issue this warning when the
> proposed commit does in fact include a copy, otherwise it's going to be
> too much noise.
> Thoughts?
The warning is printed very early in the commit process, way before
the commit targets are harvested. Printing the warning at a later stage
is much harder to do, especially in light of backporting the change
to 1.6.x because that would require API changes (the backport has
happened in 1.6.13).

But yes, I agree that it would be better to print the warning only
if the commit harvester has actually picked up a copy. We could file
an issue with 1.7.0 milestone for this, and I'll try to take a crack
at it if I can find the time.

Received on 2010-11-17 13:58:18 CET

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