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Re: dump svn:hold, long live file externals?? (and discussing recursive hold) -- was: bring on your concerns about svn:hold, please

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 15:10:28 +0300

Julian Foad wrote on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:13:09 +0100:
> > > C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > >> So back to what I would consider the primary deliverable of interest here:
> > >> avoiding one's own accidental commits. I'm leaning toward [...] A
> > >> special changelist honored by our libsvn_client code which does what we're
> > >> talking about here, shows up in 'svn status' like the others do, requires
> > >> very little additional infrastructure, for which state changes are not
> > >> versioned operations (such as they would be with the commits of the addition
> > >> and removal of an svn:hold property), etc.
>
> I like the sound of this, too, as the local-only part of the solution.
> See below for the centralized part of the solution.
>
> The set of changelists to use is already passed into the libsvn_client
> API from the client. Pretty much all we need is a way to specify sets
> of changelists more flexibly. For the main functionality, the 'commit'
> subcommand would specify "select everything except changelist
> 'svn:ignore-on-commit'" unless overridden. That would make the file be

Does this require negative changelists? Currently changelists are
'select only members of this changelist', but you're proposing 'select except
members of this changelist'.

> ignored on commit but otherwise not special (so it would show up in
> diff, etc.).
>
> And we could define a changelist 'svn:ignore-local-mods' that is ignored
> in all operations that would normally see the local mods - diff, status,
> copy, export, and even cat. Some of those operations might need to be
> extended to honour changelists if they don't already. For these
> subcommands the client might specify "all except changelists
> svn:ignore-on-commit and svn:ignore-local-mods", unless overridden, for
> example.
Received on 2011-08-24 14:15:55 CEST

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