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Re: [random line of thought] Hiding svn:mergeinfo

From: Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 11:41:33 +0200

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
> It would completely break mergetracking for about a dozen reasons :(
> I'll answer more detailed later, but this would just remove the
> property everywhere.
> And if you could hide it in a better way while still storing it in the
> wc, you would always forget to commit your mergeinfo only changes.
> Bert Huijben (Cell phone) From: Daniel Shahaf
> Sent: woensdag 18 mei 2011 8:55
> To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: [random line of thought] Hiding svn:mergeinfo
> Mike remarked that svn:mergeinfo should never have been user-visible...
> So: what if we made svn_property_kind(NULL, SVN_PROP_MERGEINFO) return
> a value other than svn_prop_regular_kind, at least when both server and
> client were ≥1.7?  Would that have any useful side-effects?
> [I suspect it might, but want to hear others' thoughts before laying
> out my own.]

I don't think hiding it completely is the way to go, but there has
been some half-implemented code to filter propchanges from various
operations. Completing this, and enabling it by default on selected
commands may scratch the same itch.

Received on 2011-05-18 11:42:11 CEST

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