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Re: Committing incomplete directories

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:45:28 +0100 (BST)

Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4042
> Should we support that in 1.7?  Or should we simply have the client
> refuse to commit incomplete nodes.  Most incomplete nodes occur
> after an interrupted update, but wc could have incomplete working
> nodes resulting from a wc-wc copy.

I think we should start refusing to commit changes to or in an 'incomplete' directory, in order to keep things simple. I don't see a practical reason why such a commit should be supported, only the eternal desire to keep backward-compatibility. Back-compat is very important to me in general, but here it appears to me that we have an example of a behaviour which isn't wanted and merely happened to exist. (I mean the ability to commit a dir while it's marked 'incomplete' is not important, I don't mean nobody ever finds a use for it.) Please speak up if I'm wrong about that.

- Julian
Received on 2011-10-24 15:46:03 CEST

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