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Re: disregarding svn:global-ignores

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:06:22 +0100

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 09:40:48AM +0100, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
>> I haven't tested, but wouldn't something like 'svn add --config-option
>> config:miscellany:enable-auto-props=no' do something like that?
>
> Nobody wants to type that! :)
>
> And you realise the --no-auto-props option already exists in 1.7?

Oops, learned something new :-). I thought Daniel was making it up.

> It's reasonable to make this existing option override the svn:auto-props
> property, just like --no-ignores overrides the svn:ignore property.

Indeed.

A related question then (sorry if this is in the spec or a mail-thread
-- I have read a lot of it, but haven't gone through all the details):
will a setting of enable-auto-props=no in the config file of the
user's runtime config ignore the svn:auto-props? How about when it's
set as a command line option, like my example above?

On first sight, this seems to me the best behavior:
- If enable-auto-props is not set (which is normally the case when you
have a fresh install of svn): defaults to "no" for runtime config
(miscellany), but still applies the svn:auto-props settings.
- If enable-auto-props = no -> no auto-props are applied, not even the
svn:auto-props.
- If enable-auto-props = yes -> all are applied.
- The above rules apply wherever the enable-auto-props is set (I mean:
the existing priority rules are applicable)

The first rule introduces an inconsistency between
auto-props-in-config and svn:auto-props, but for a very good reason:
it allows svn:auto-props to impact freshly installed svn clients, no
need for all end users to go fiddling in their config file to enable
the auto-props feature.

(sorry if I'm rehashing old arguments/specs/discussions ... I claim
not-able-to-follow-everything-ness :-))

-- 
Johan
Received on 2012-11-07 12:07:17 CET

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