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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: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:33:52 +0100

Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 13:23:53 +0100:
> > On Wed, 2011-08-24 at 15:10 +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > > Julian Foad wrote on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:13:09 +0100:
> > > > 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'.
> >
> > Yes. [...] So semantically it's not
> > new. It does need an API change of one kind or another.
>
> Fair enough.
>
> For simplicity, we can retain the status quo where no changelists are
> allowed on directories? Otherwise we'd have to decide how a negative
> changelist behaves when applied to a directory.

Yes, I'm assuming we retain the status quo.

- Julian

> (It could mean changelists are to be coupled with a depth value; but
> let's not open that can of worms unless we have to.)
Received on 2011-08-24 14:34:33 CEST

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