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Re: svn:ignore-on-commit changelist -- was: dump svn:hold, long live file externals?? (and discussing recursive hold)

From: Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:04:11 +0200

On 08/24/2011 04:01 PM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Neels J Hofmeyr wrote on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 15:32:20 +0200:
>> Changelists have been *designed* in the flipped-over wrong-way-round: they
>> *include*, not exclude selected items. We'd have to implement this against
>> its basic design. (Like using switch for externals, remember?)
>
> Changelists were designed to group files. What's fundamentally flawed in
>
> % svn cl foo A/mu ./iota
> % svn commit --depth=empty A/mu ./iota --except-cl=foo

Usually the code goes like "if there is a changelist, act on the node only
when it is part of the changelist." ...well, it's just what I remember
faintly, admittedly. Is that true?

If it isn't, there's nothing wrong with your command at all. In fact that
would be quite nice.

But from the ignore-on-commit perspective, you still need to remember to
supply it at commit time.
You'd need to make the changelist always secretly self-acting, and thus the
changelist must have a special name, as Hyrum kindly pointed out :)
If I can instead create a simple property to achieve the same, I'm happier.

And your command example doesn't give you the ability to propagate it
globally without even coding a single additional line of code. (none except
warning messages we may want to introduce.)

Received on 2011-08-24 22:04:50 CEST

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