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Re: bring on your concerns about svn:hold, please

From: Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:09:32 +0200

On 08/23/2011 03:56 PM, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
>>>> btw, regarding 'svn diff' showing changes to held files: I think it
>>>> should.
>>> +1 'svn diff' should still show mods to held files.
>>
>> humph, ok, if you say so. I'd add a --do-hold option to diff then.
>
> Are you saying diff would hide files by default, and then expose them
> with the option, or vice versa? I'm in favor of the latter (do no
> hiding by default).

Yeah, I'm saying "fine, do not hide by default, but have a --do-hold option
that allows hiding if user wants to." Because I think hiding held files is
quite useful.

>>> Another consideration is that properties live forever, possibly even
>>> past some eventual 2.0, and when implementing new special props,
>>> conservative is definitely the way to go. We can always add more; we
>>> can't ever take them away.
>>
>> That's a really good point. Though we technically *could* simply stop
>> heeding certain props in a future version.

Gotcha, svn would still have to heed the prop when called via 1.8 API, for
example. But I guess for 2.0, everything is allowed. *If* there will be a 2.0.

~Neels

Received on 2011-08-23 16:10:09 CEST

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